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Co-Hosts this month:Jemima Pett,Beth Camp,Beverly Stowe McClure, and Gwen Gardner!
OPTIONAL QUESTION: When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like?
Dear writing friends, colleagues,
Writing for me is a passion. An activity I cannot not perform. It is always a pleasure, sometimes painful but ultimately, always hard work when it comes to editing and getting published.
Am I rewarded for all my efforts ?Rarely.A part from praise and a few pounds from magazines who actually pay, it’s foremost personal satisfaction and inspiration that keep me going.Workshops and Blogging help, but no way I’ll ever teach creative writing to pay my way ….
Having trained speakers of other tongues in the English and French languages, I’ve had enough of transmitting technique…
Now , it is time to offer my art. If I earn from writing, great; if I don’t tough luck. I refuse to write solely to satisfy commercial demands. Writing, from my perspective, is not a business.
It is my secret garden. If you care to join me and wander in it, you are welcome. My only hope is to bring pleasure through words, a pause to reflect, and maybe, just maybe, a shift in point of view.
Thanks for reading.
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