Language events happen for all of us – in our communication with others and relentlessly as the chatter inside our heads. A writer cultivates the chatter inside and obsessively reshapes it into a communication to others. The communication passes out of and away from him, and if he is lucky it leaves him free, for a while.
If life is a bore and nothing feels worth writing, just wait. Wait. When you hear death at your door, you will wake up and see the world like new, and you will know what to say.
Copyright © 2010 by Michael Smetzer