@neilhimself

Your voice makes me feel safe. Comforted. Giddy like a school girl. So many of the best memories of my life start with you. When I get the chance to shut out the rest of the world, your words are like soul food. Your voice unlocks my imagination. No one has done that since I first started reading Anais Nin. You two are my literary role models. You never disappoint. My brain is constantly in such chaos but I hear Neil or read Anais and I escape.

I have been spending the past month doing my best to hold it together while my Mom is in the hospital. She won’t come back to me for a while. It hurts.

But you both make it better, even if it is for a little while.

I put my ear buds in and Neil’s voice puts me to sleep. He truly is my Sandman.

Method Writing: Love the Truth of Your Voice

I am at the point in the “Method Writing” book that I bought where I am told to keep a journal and write in it every day so that I can find my voice as a writer. The first of the four concepts of Method Writing is learning how to write like you talk.

As I mentioned before, I have been writing in a journal since 1st grade. I have been told I already have a voice.

This is something they bring up that is interesting to me:

Learn to love the truth of your voice, not the showy effects of writing.

Jack Grapes

I’ve been switching between writing new material, writing in this blog, reading Method Writing, and taking notes on Method Writing. I think this blog will be a good place to write down the gist of what I am learning through this process and this particular book.

I have a voice but there is another voice that I spent years and years wishing I sounded like: Anais Nin.

I think I will dedicate a few blogs to my favorite writer, who is a woman who wrote in a journal mostly her whole life: Anais Nin. More people need to know about her, because too many have forgotten or even heard of her.

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