Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quote of the Week and Week to Come

“The secret of it all, is to write in the gush, the throb, the flood, of the moment – to put things down without deliberation – without worrying about their style – without waiting for a fit time or place. I always worked that way. I took the first scrap of paper, the first doorstep, the first desk, and wrote – wrote, wrote…By writing at the instant the very heartbeat of life is caught.”

Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself) 1819-1892
Photo by Mathew Brady (Public Domain)

This week on Writing From the Peak...

Let Us Speak of Rejection  from DeAnna Knippling

Characterization Through Setting  from Karen Albright Lin

 Sweet Success - J.T. Evans  from Kathie Scrimgeour

Please note that there will be no Writer's Night tomorrow, due to Memorial Day. Writer's Night will return to Ivywild June 23. See you then!


  1. What a lovely quote! And what a lovely reminder of the importance of capturing the moment that makes us write before it disappears into too much thought.


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