The Love of Writing

I always look at writing as a gift, loving it the way I do.  I think any art you’re blessed with comes straight from above.  It’s passion, rooted in your being that makes up a great deal of who you are.

Writing is its own reward, said Henry Miller.

When Hemingway was asked to give advice on writing, he said, just write.

In Julia Cameron’s book, The Right to Write, a young man yet to pen a word is worried…what if he’s never published?

She says…just write.

When I’m struggling over one of life’s sudden twists, I head for the page to put my fears and tears down on paper so my heart can beat normally again, because to quote Emily Dickinson, a wounded deer leaps the highest.

If that’s not a grace, then I don’t know what is, turning your pain into art, like the late, great Cary Fisher said.

The artist, David Hockney, doesn’t hear well anymore but said, thank God I can still paint, and does…quietly, steadily.

One’s art is one’s motor and like any other, well designed machine, without it, it just can’t run.

Paint, play, compose, strum…do what you love, and the Maserati will follow, said, Marianne Williamson, and I believe her.    


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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22 Responses to The Love of Writing

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    And we enjoy your writing and are glad that you share it with us. Keep leaping!

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  2. Grasshopper, you certainly have a way with words whether they are telling a story, giving advice or providing subtle hints at the right time to those who need it most.

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  3. Amy says:

    I needed to hear that this morning!

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  4. My only regret with writing is that I started so late. When I went to school, the teachers didn’t take the time to learn strengths and interests. (The nuns’ challenge with all the girls in their classes was to get them graduated with their hymen intact!) I always loved writing and wrote letters to friends. Then I wrote business stuff (boring, I think I need a nap!). Now I write about the weirdest stuff and enjoy it. People read it! The best is a quote from the great Sally Fields, “You like me!” Not said about every post but enough to keep me going. I admire your pluckiness in getting one done almost every day. Perhaps a key is to remember that human interactions aren’t as boring as we think they are. People can relate because under all the crap, they are people!

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    • Don’t you love quotes? I always wrote but never encouraged, though my dad, when he died, had a poem I had written in his wallet, all frayed at the edges. My mother was into, how it all looked..hence…be a model. When young girls with Vogue in their eyes, ask me for tips I say…go to school. Find your true metier cause this beauty thing doesn’t last.

      I write when I’m happy, I write when I’m sad, gratitude pouring out of every pore.


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  5. Very uplifting words, Susannah. Thank you. I needed to hear that too today. My grandfather, when he was in his nineties and confined to a bed couldn’t do his paintings anymore, but still had a pad so he could make drawings in bed. Creation is its own reward, as you said.

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  6. Only a good writer could have written that, Susannah. I’ve been writing for family and friends since 1980, but I am only beginning to understand the passion behind my habit. You put it into words so very well. I give thanks for every post of yours that I read.

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  7. micklively says:

    Lots of people, saying lots of good things, Susannah!


  8. Marianne Williamson, author of “A Course in Miracles”, well-read over and over by Pam Grout, author of “Thank and Grow Rich”. That book is one of my all-time favs. Her explanation of the Law of Attraction has changed my life forever. I worry about 10% as much as I used to and get/have much more than I ever did and do less things I have to. It’s a wonderful feeling.
    My post tonight is on writing and life – perhaps, you may have time to read it….


  9. you have often encouraged me with the phrase, just write. Thank you.

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  10. Ria says:

    So beautifully written 👍.. loved it


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