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,


  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.

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

  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.

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

  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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