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Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity &…

Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing

by L. L. Barkat

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Where dips the rocky highland   Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,   here lies a leafy island   Where flapping herons wake   The drowsy water rats;   There we've hid our faery vats, Full of berrys;   And of reddest stolen cherries. Come away, O human child!  To the waters and the wild  With a faery, hand in hand,  For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. - William Butler Yeats, from "The Stolen Child"
for my girls, Sara and Sonia, who make my life beautiful
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I am trying to have a conversation about writing.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984553169, Paperback)

An Annie Dillard-style writing book that follows the writer's life as much as her philosophy about creativity and writing. Aspiring and accomplished writers will find a place to breathe, in both the memoir-stories and tips that seamlessly address major aspects of creative life—from inspiration to individual voice; from helpful habits, networking and publishing, to reasons we create and write. Says the first chapter, "There are so many things standing in my way this morning, I can hardly begin. Yet I've heard there are rumors of water. Maybe that is enough." And apparently it is. ••• named a Best Book of 2011, Englewood Review of Books and Hearts & Minds Books

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