Pencils, I want to talk about the aesthetic value of pencils. Pencils are clearly the understated tool of the writing trade. Sure we have pens, word processors and computers, but where would we have been without pencils.
Working with a pencil should be a requirement of every writer. It is a metaphor of who we are. We are filled with something creative, as a pencil is filled with lead. We must sharpen our skills regularly so that we are never dull and may dig deep to find the right words, words that come forth to satisfy the reader as the pencil does to paper.
Writely Applied is a vision inspired by the incredible journalist, Nellie Bly who said “Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.”
The vision is about writing…any writing, all writing and no writing in particular. It is a vision of writer’s resources. Not just for journalists, bloggers, novelists or poets. It is a library, a stationary shop, a café with WiFi. It is wherever you are when you are writing, thinking about writing or reading about writing. It is you if you want to be a writer.
Writely Applied is our place to be refreshed, inspired and motivated. It is a creative place for creative people. There is no sign on the door that says only writers need apply. It is open to everyone. I promise no drudgery over grammar and spelling and who made the NY Times Bestseller List…well, unless you want to of course. There are no special qualifications at Writely Applied except a desire to write or be creative.
We’ll share creative tools, learn about authors and creative people and hopefully do some writing together. Variety is the spice of life and if you and I were introduced at BigShoes, then you know I hardly write about shoes on any day over there. Writely Applied will be the same. Diverse.
So, you want to be a writer? What do you want to accomplish with your writing? Are you ready to become Writely Applied?
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