wind_up_bird01 46M
465 posts
3/9/2006 12:19 pm

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4/10/2006 8:28 am


i have always aspired to be a writer. i don't know why, vanity perhaps, feeling that somewheere in my experiences there is something that people would actually pay money to read. this is funny, especially since i consider myself to be a buffoon in comparison to my favourite writers. i recently started to believe that one needs adversity in ones life to be a great writer. it is alright to sympathize with the great many faults of mankind, but unless one actually experiences them, can one really write about them? empathy is a far different thing than sympathy! angst is one of my favourite words! tension, contradiction, anger, love, hatred, confusion, compassion, these, in my opinion are the only things that will make me a GREAT writer. i am not saying that we all need that, nor that one can't be a great writer without that in one's life, i am just saying that that is what i need!

moonlightphoenix 45F
6508 posts
3/9/2006 12:55 pm careful what you wish for....verrrry careful.

rm_joyet2 64M

3/9/2006 1:21 pm

I'm with you moonlight.

catzy_JP 41F

3/10/2006 3:35 pm

given fate is not important. I think the question is sense and sensitivity.

there is one experience. one person feels nothing from it. however, the other person is exhausted from it. therefore, a person with talent demands the help out of the stimulation, and he works on expression. He gropes for liberation from himself.

don't pursue adversity. there is all in our life already. simply sense it....

oops!!this is just my opinion!

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

3/10/2006 4:13 pm

My precious Wind up Bird ...

You forgot some of the most immportant ingredients ... all of which are contained within you ... all of which you have spread upon these pages in a way that makes my knees knock ... passion, desire, hunger, thirst, lust, need ...

If you can't imagine yourself being published, how could I then dare to dream ?


Holly_Would 105F

3/11/2006 1:30 pm

Ahhh, yes...the tortured soul. And they suffer anguish in so many ways which then elicits the treasure of creativity.

You really do need to see "The Libertine"; I know you would like it!

roger_the_hound 57M

3/18/2006 5:20 am

I don't buy into the supposition that angst is required to produce a great artist.

In the field with which I'm most familiar, music, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert certainly fit the "angst" bill. But then you have Bach, Handel and Haydn who lived long, happy and "normal" lives and whose true "greatness" can't be denied.

Ars longa, vita brevis.

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

3/23/2006 9:30 am

Perhaps that is what makes this site so great for those with any type of creative bent ... that we can feed off the creativity of others ... become inspired ... a simple twist of language ... an emotion rendered or struck ...

Where once I needed to write from a place of pain or "angst" ... I only now need to come here, wading in the pool of muses ... I've come to count on so many here to carry me through ... you and my sweet Roger among them !

Love ya !


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