“A writer’s notebook is not a diary. Writers react. Writers need a place to record these reactions. That’s what a writer’s notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don’t want to forget. A writer’s notebook gives you a place to live like a writer.” - Ralph Fletcher
We write every day, sometimes it’s about fishing, sometimes it’s about world news, sometimes it’s whatever the fuck from our fucked up brain.
Here, there, everywhere…sometimes more than once, in more than one place, nearly every day…because we fucking can.
We fucking can.
by Charles Bivona
It’s like tiny imperfect pebbles—
the precious blinks, the fleeting breaths
of my life—picked and polished
and quietly dropped in your rivers.
My love is like that, I told her.
Chuck Klosterman, “The Jonathan Franzen Award for Jaw-Dropping Literary Genius Goes to … Jonathan Franzen”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America