Meredith Grant

Meredith Grant
Meredith Grant is an emerging Regional Victorian writer. She has been shortlisted for the Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Lit. Awards for Prose, runner-up for the FAW Qld. Soapbox Article competition and most recently been awarded runner-up in the Writers Victoria Regional Members Writing Competition. She has also contributed to on-line Journals and had articles and personal memoirs published on-line. She studied Professional Writing and Editing at Ballarat University and has a strong focus on writing non-fiction. Her goal is to become a freelance writer where her contributions will cover her experience and knowledge on topics that sit close to her heart, including Australia's homeless epidemic, teenage depression and Australian adoption matters. She is currently working on her full length memoir she hopes to have published, until then her short memoir works are being submitted to various opportunities and competitions which she hopes will help raise her writing profile.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Spiritual insight

I love reading Paulo Coelho; he gets those grey cogs thinking outside the normal realm of life as we live it.  He is very spiritual and makes so much sense through the conveying of his spiritual journeys.
Here is an extract I believe all writers should hold close to them when questioning their motive for writing, I hope it provides an insight for you as it did for me.

'Aleph' by Paulo Coelho
'Is it difficult to write?'
'No...'
'What do you need in order to be able to write?'
'To love...'
'Is that all?'
'You see this park? There are all kinds of stories here, and even though they 've been told many times, they still deserve to be told again.  The writer, the singer, the gardener, the translator, we are all a mirror of our time.  We all pour our love into our work...but anyone who puts all his faith in academic tomes and creative writing courses is missing the point: words are life set down on paper.  So seek out the company of others.'
No one can learn to love by following a manual and no one can learn to write by following a course...because writing is no different from any other activity done with joy and enthusiasm.'

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