Monday, February 08, 2010

Writing and Beads

"I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten -- happy, absorbed, and quietly putting one bead on after another." ~ Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write, 1938

Now that puts writing on a whole different level. I remember playing with my mother's button jar and what an absorbing activity it was to find the prettiest, biggest, or shiniest buttons for my stringing project.

Note to Self: Find pretty jar. Get coloured beads. Put on desk as reminder of how writing should make me feel!

Must dash ... Happy Monday,
Brenda







5 comments:

  1. Brenda, you just gave me an idea. I have so many buttons, I think I'll make a button necklace. That would be cute, huh? Thanks.

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  2. great thought...making words rhyme doesn't feel like stringing beads-it's very hard work. More on that in my tomorrows post.

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  3. I like how your pictures and your words always make my blog visits here so enjoyable. I like this simple take on writing, and I really like the jar picture.

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  4. You are making me want to begin working on that story that is bouncing in my head!

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  5. All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum.

    Yup, simple but so true. And the beads in a jar is a great visual.

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