Writing is an encounter — between human flesh, words, grammar, ideas, affects, feelings. There is obviously no right way to write. And yet we know, as both readers and writers, that there are certain ways that work, ways that turn the world on, that take everyone and everything involved on a journey elsewhere — a way that makes writing less a matter of expression and understanding than a matter of discovery and creation.
I write to express. I feel like myself when I’m writing.
I write to remember. Writing lets me grasp life in ways that would otherwise escape me.
I write because I can’t imagine not doing so. Because in writing, I become a little bit more of myself.
I believe in life is what you make it. I believe in smart, soulful conversations. Lifting up not tearing down. The joy of storytelling.
I am a night owl. My most productive time is in the evening.
I am usually funny by accident.
The good news is: happiness is possible for everyone.
And when I’m not writing for my website or magazines or tweeting, there’s a good chance you’ll find me reading a good book, sipping coffee, listening to ghazals, coloring, watching movies or even sleeping.
Connection, community and good conversation sit at the very heart of what I do, so it goes without saying – I adore your company.
I’m so glad you’re here.
Let’s connect, shall we?
Tweet to me at @romspeaks. Email me at mywritingworkshopblog[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also say hello here, there and everywhere.
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