Unfinished Manifesto

Creative writing is an art.

Being an artist is a way of life, not a job.

Do not write to make a living; write to make a living worthwhile.

Write to make sense of my life and then pass that long.

Write from having lived as wide, as deep, and as varied a life as possible.

Specialization is for insects.

Use both solitude and company. And remember that it is just as easy to fail at solitude as it is to fail at being a companion.

Creative writing is a moral, social act. Don’t lose sight of that.

Justice, mercy, love, and freedom are not the work of the gods or politicians, but the work of those who willingly risk seeing the world with open eyes —- who do not turn away, but address what they see.

from the book “What on earth have I done?”

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Published by lucylu

A writer torn between Robert Fulghum and Sidney Sheldon. A mutant waiting to be found by Professor X. A lover of moon, second chances, and taking risk.

5 thoughts on “Unfinished Manifesto

  1. Thanks    for accepting and following my blog.

    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.

    You have such an interesting topic I will love to read in
    your blog.

    I still remain  the simple blogger…..

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  2. Thanks for liking my post.

    AN OVERVIEW OF GENDER ROLES AND STEREOTYPES- AGENTS, EFFECTS AND WAYS TO COMBAT IT

    I appreciate that very much.

    You are welcome

    Thanks for that

    I appreciate that very much.

    You are welcome

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  3. Oh am touch by this poem. this blew me away. Thank you for taking the time to share these poem through these words.

    These words are painted in truth, experience and perspective. I especially love how you started it and how you ended the poem. Beautifully written and as I read through again on each line I was amazed . Each words you used are true

    This produced a smile on my tired face after a long day. You’re appreciated.

    You are welcome

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  4. Thank you so much Patrick for those kind words, but I’m sorry to disappoint you I don’t owned this very inspiring poem. It’s from the book I’m currently reading.

    Like

  5. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

    Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again

    Also, I just posted:

    AN OVERVIEW OF GENDER ROLES AND STEREOTYPES- AGENTS, EFFECTS AND WAYS TO COMBAT IT

    Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

    You are welcome

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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