makar [ˈmækər]
n (Literature / Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A rare occurrence: a sleeping boy, a flat white, a favourite bookshop. It was too good an opportunity to miss. I didn't have anything to write on so I bought a notebook and borrowed a pen. Words just tumbled out onto the pages. It felt so good. At most, it was twenty minutes but the buzz has lasted all day. And I keep thinking of this Hemingway quote:

"Write hard and clear about what hurts."

That's the way I have to write now; the only way I'll get anything onto the page. After all, you've got to do what you love, even if you only get to do a little bit, here and there.

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