Monday, October 28, 2013

Motivation: Dance with your skeletons.

"If you have a skeleton in your closet, take it out and dance with it." ~Carolyn MacKenzie

I found that quote in Walking On Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers, by Susan Shaughnessy.  She spells out:
"Writers dance with skeletons--their own.   
"The one thing you least want to write about--the shame you shiver and shrink from--will work its way into your writing somehow.   
"Why?  Because that is where your psychic energy has bunched up.  In writing about it, you smooth it out."
With Halloween just a few days away, it's a perfect time to dig up my skeletons and dance.

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