In the video “Life & Poems,” poet William Stafford says:
“In everyone’s life there’s all this torrent of things happening; and a writer, maybe one way to say it, would be someone who pays attention, and close attention at least at intervals, to that torrent.…A writer isn’t someone who has to dream up thing to write but (someone who) has to figure out what to pick up out of the current as it goes by. The current happens to everybody, the selection happens to some, and the crystallizing of the selection happens to a writer.”
Writing prompt: What is happening in your life right now? Write about that.
2 thoughts on “Writing process: Deciding what to write about”
Yes – sometimes we don’t have to go very far to find something to write about. N.
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