Friday, June 13, 2008
WHEN THINKING SMALL MEANS THINKING BIG
I've just been thinking about my writing habits, and I realized something that might be important: most all of my prose pieces have their roots in a poem. Somehow it helps me to at first think small, to work to contain an idea in just a few lines.
Perhaps there's something about that sparseness that allows the idea to grow? Maybe it's like rests in music -- maybe for me writing is really all about the white space on the paper. Something to think about...
"I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything than live in a castle and wonder at nothing."
- Joan Winmill Brown