“I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.”
Sometimes finding the still point comes from doing, being faithful to the practice of your talents. Then the Spirit brings to life that beautiful result around which your daily work revolves.
3 thoughts on “31 Days: Madeleine L’Engle”
Amen! Such an inspiring quote from a great author! Is this from “Walking On Water?”
Isn’t it? I don’t think it’s from “Walking on Water” – not sure where it is from, though. I like what she says about keeping a journal – I’m sure you agree with how important that is as a discipline!