Writer? You wanna be a writer? Read this by Buckowsky


So You Want To Be A Writer

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 have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
typewriter
searching for words,
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 in your bed,
don’t do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don’t do it.
if it’s hard work just thinking about doing it,
don’t do it.
if you’re trying to write like somebody
else,
forget about it.
if you have to wait for it to roar out of
you,
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you’re not ready.

don’t be like so many writers,
don’t be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don’t be dull and boring and
pretentious, don’t be consumed with self-
love.
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
sleep
over your kind.
don’t add to that.
don’t do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.

Online Newspaper opens to everyone


 

So your dream was  to be a journalist? Dream no more, here is your chance. This Facebook group is a “virtual newspaper ” where everyone is made administrator upon entering his/her subscription, thus making the member a “virtual editor” of this first online newspaper for GOOD NEWS ONLY.

The number one requirement is to write only POSITIVE NEWS .

The other rules are:

NO POLITICS

NO PUBLICITY _ SPAM_

NO ADULT CONTENT

Anyone who will not obey the rules will be sent a personal e-mail  and if content is not removed he will be asked to leave the group.

The idea of this “newspaper” came to me from the urge of having a  virtual place where one can rest his/her mind reading positive news and links. Also to have a content that is friendly to the younger readers without worrying for adult content ( as a parent I value this as something really important) so that even the young members of Facebook can interact with the “journal” without having to worry about bad content.

The languages used is English, Italian and Italian’s dialect, for the group was founded here by me in Italy.

Welcome to all. Join today. It’s absolutely FREE

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=110274095650810&ref=nf