John Steinbeck On Writing

“In every bit of honest writing in the world … there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. there is writing…

“I’ve always been a word guy, I like weird words and I like American slang and all that and words that are no longer being used… I like to drag them out of the box and wave them around… this is an interesting one, it’s amazing how in addition to punctuation just a little pause…

Mission

The world has been lost. Gone into the unnamed void. We drink our coffee, put on our coats and go to work and sense that something is missing, aware something is no longer there. We have changed. We have forgotten who we are. Or maybe this is just the beginning of becoming, the transformation of…

On Anger/ On Writing

Writing when you are angry may fuel words, move mountains and unleash the monsters that dwell inside of your soul but anger is nothing in comparison to the magic of one single solitary heart that doesn’t just conjure words but worlds.   ~ R.M. ENGELHARDT

BUK

  If it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. If you’re doing it for money or fame, don’t do it. If you’re doing it because you want women…

Hell?

What is hell to a writer? Hell is being too busy to find the time to write or being unable to find the inspiration. Hell is suddenly finding the words but being away from your notebook or typewriter. Hell is when the verses slip away through your fingers and they never return again. ~ R.M….

Write …

    Follow inspiration, not popularity. Write from the soul, not for the world.   ~ R.M. Engelhardt

  “Sometimes it’s great, and sometimes it’s shit. These are the things all the great philosophers just won’t tell you flat out about life. You keep moving, keep living, keep breathing And you keep writing-creating because that’s what you do And that’s who you are. There are no magical voices to guide You except your…