A Writing Junkie Gets a Paris Fix
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Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Dear Parler Paris Reader,
Almost a day doesn’t go by without someone asking, “How do you find something to write about everyday?” The first answer is that there is more going on here to write about than there are days of the week. The second part of the answer is that writing every day has become necessary…like a junkie gets his “fix,” I need to get mine by putting thoughts and feelings into words or for an artist, it could be images. I equate the two — as painting imagery with words as the medium isn’t very different from painting imagery with watercolors. the brush and the pen are one and the same.
I wasn’t always a writer, but Paris truly inspires it. In Elizabeth Reichert’s “Writers Insider Guide to Paris: For Novelists, Journalists, Poets, Dreamers and Doers Alike,” she declares that “Although Paris has traditionally called to the writer’s heart from Benjamin Franklin to Richard Wright, the myth arguably begins with [Henry] James” and “what James called ‘the great literary workshop of Paris,’ three prominent waves of expatriates flocked to the city throughout the 20th century.”
The legendary history of expatriate writing in Paris is rich. The memoirs and biographies are inexhaustible. The city is full of ghosts and full of burgeoning writers within every genre.
This Spring, Paris is calling to all those who wish to explore the art of writing, hone their skills or test their talents. Whether a novelist, poet or travel writer, there is a venue for just about everyone to put more than a toe in the water.
Here are the best of the lot to get the ink flowing…
*** ADVANCE WRITING WORKHOP — CREATIVE RENEWAL
*** PARIS POETRY WORKSHOP
*** THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL WRITER’S WORKSHOP
*** WICE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
*** PARIS WRITERS WORKSHOP 2004
The other question I get regularly is, “Can you really earn a living writing?” I guess the answer to that should be obvious! Mais oui!
A la prochaine…
P.S. Even if you practice the craft of writing only to improve your ability to communicate clearly, concisely and interestingly with your clients and friends, it will change your life! There is nothing so fulfilling as knowing how to fully express oneself and be fully understood.
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* Further resources:
* The Insider Guide for Novelists, Journalists, Poets, Dreamers and Doers Alike!
* Dream of working and living in France? Don’t know how to go about simply DOING IT? Rose Marie Burke tells you how!
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