Writing It Real Member Richard Elam’s Letter About His Writing Life — 4 Comments

  1. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Satchel Page,
    “Forget your age and live your life.” Norman Vincent Peal
    Your Son is correct: Write!

  2. Loved this! Reading it makes me ashamed that I ever considered my age (72) to be an impediment to writing my first novel. You are an inspiration!

  3. Dick! You are ONE excited WRITER! That excitement is contagious as you know. It’s refreshing to have a son who isn’t afraid to suggest that you write instead of paint. Might I suggest that you keep the watercolor brushes and, when you need a break (for thirty minutes), you can slosh on some paint and let that energy flow onto the paper. THEN, go back to the writing and create away. Two activities at once with no pressure. Watercolor becomes the hot tube of relaxation while your mind sorts out what next you will write. HAVE AT IT!

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