October 22, 2009

do not fret
the bus will get you there yet

Jenny Holzer, In a Dream

* Charles Bukowski, on writing on the computer (he started writing on a computer at ae 70):

"There is something about seeing your words on a screen before you that makes you send the word with a better bite, sighted in closer to the target. I know a computer can't make a writer but I think it makes a writer better. Simplicity in writing and simplicity in getting it down, hot and real. When this computer is in the shop and I go back to the electric, it's like trying to break rock with a hammer. Of course, the essence of writing is there but you have to wait on it, it doesn't leap from the gut as quickly, you begin to trail your thoughts -- your thoughts are ahead of your fingers which are trying to catch up. It causes a block of sorts indeed."

* Bravo.

* "There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes". -- Doctor Who



Blogger Jill said...

but nothing beats paper - messy, scribbly, physical and finite.

9:08 AM  

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