Thursday, April 19, 2007

Writing


Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it. ~Ernest Hemingway

6 comments:

cosmic clown said...

But i feel even it surpasses death......as ones writing lives on....;D

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I just love the quotes you find.

Someone asked me once if I considered myself a writer, since I love to write. I still am not sure how to answer that question.

Susan Abraham said...

How absolutely true! I love those books, Getzapped.:-)

getzapped said...

cosmic- so true!

layla-I guess it depends on how we define "a writer"...

susan- yippee!

studio lolo said...

I feel this way about making art, be it a painting or an illustration. But the funny thing is I love writing as well but I don't consider myself a writer. I'm a published children's book author, but it wasn't the writing that hooked the publishers. It was the concept. I have no formal education. As a matter of fact I only made it to the tenth grade before being kicked out. It's a long, sad story I won't bore you with. I'm a self-taught artist even though I'm considered a fourth generation of artists. What has amazed me in my entire six months of blogging (whoa!)is most of the people that leave comments about my art seem to love my stories just as much. I guess that makes me a so-so story teller but not necessarily a good writer. I guess I'm a self-taught writer too. Could be worse things. Thanks for always making me reach deeper :)

get zapped said...

studio- thank you for your deeply felt comment here. I too feel this way about my art. I am happy to hear you talk about your writing. I always enjoy the stories you include with your paintings. They take me deeper within the piece, the topic - into myself. You know, a good friend was telling me about a recent study on "high school drop outs", their findings were that most of them are "C" average, not folks failing out of school, but people who are bored and not challenged. I bet a lot of artists and thinkers fall into this category. It's a joy to share your words and pictures, so thank you.