In cyberspace they are impermanent, in print they are rather more long-lasting. The moments before pulling the trigger on going to print are more than a little nerve-wracking, as the words have begun to swim before your eyes, only kept straight by the insane amounts of coffee you have consumed.
You start searching for inspiration to keep going, to pull these words together in a way they makes beautiful sense.
I often find that inspiration in music. Young the Giant this cycle in particular. This little vid explains exactly why we see more and more choosing to wander through life with earphones (or over-sized fashion headphones as is the case with the youth these days), it just makes life better.
Then for a sure-fire shot of writing inspiration from writers, I go directly to one of my favourite blogs, Brain Pickings.
The article of advice on writing from Kurt Vonnegut (one of my all time favourite books is his Dead Eye Dick, read it!) was helpful this time around, sometimes you just need a stern talking to.
And the third thing that keeps me going is the words from you, the readers.In Issue 3 I'm happy to say we're introducing a Letters to the Ed (that's Letter to me, Mel!) page. I am eternally grateful to the words you have taken the time to send to me. They are powerful indeed. Keep 'em coming please!
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