Monday, January 27, 2014

Robert Frost on putting yourself into your work

"No tears in the tears in the reader. No surprise in the surprise in the reader."                                                       Robert Frost

Writing is the art of transfering emotion from one person to another. If we do not put our emotions into our work we are not writers, we are simply reporters. If we limit ourselves to conveying cold facts and transferring data we leave too much of ourselves hidden. To be a writer we need to imbue our words with living emotion. Frost was a master of this, we all know how he felt when he stopped by the woods on a snowy evening or when he came to two diverging roads in the heart of the forest. It is this sharing of ourselves which makes us writers

Keep your hands on the keyboard, the work flowing and your dreams alive.


Jim Busch

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