Thursday, 6 September 2007

More Will Come of This

How wordly should a writer be. I tend to operate according to some notion of local first. As if by taking care of, or at least trying to pay attention to, the local, then larger-scale matters will be taken care of. The result is a bunch of local stuff, like the hulk of cloud just out my west window, which, if anyone read it, might give rise to the "so what" reflex.

6 comments:

emmaline said...

I want to hear more about the cloud . . .

Gerald Hill said...

Oops, too late for that. This morning looks windy, palish. But the Sam Roberts luxo-bus is parked just down the alley.

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sms said...

you say more will come of this, I hope so... I am always very interested in hearing other writers' thoughts outside the obvious creative work..( does this make sense?!)

Brenda Schmidt said...

Sam Roberts! How dreamy...

Gerald Hill said...

Brenda, isn't Roberts just a Dan Tysdal rip-off? Anyway, by 8:00 this morning the bus was gone, heading Creighton way, I hear.

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Gerald Hill said...

sms (who are you?)-

Thanks for your note. For me, almost every moment of writing begins with what's out that window, what's on this table, what's in this mind right now, and so on. That's how I get that sense of being most alive--most attentive, most responsive--when writing.

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