Tuesday, June 7, 2011


For me writing has always felt like praying…
you feel you are with someone.

~Marilynne Robinson~


Patience-please said...

Oh gosh yes, but I never thought it out loud! Thank you for this!

Brenda said...

I didn't either, Patience. Robinson expresses it perfectly!

Cara said...

I have felt that way...because although I'm not "religious" I've often thought that the act of creative writing is a "spiritual" experience.

One of my friends said they tried creative writing...but it felt too weird, almost like schizophrenia. I wouldn't go that far...but sometimes you almost do feel as if your "characters" are speaking to you.

I'd never read that quote, thanks for posting it.

Brenda said...

Yes, Cara, they DO seem to be speaking to you. I've some who took over and practically wrote it themselves.

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