Friday, December 3, 2010

The Writer's Task

This blog is about writing. Writing means expression, developing ideas, thinking in sentences. Writing means learning, touching, understanding. Writing means offending some people, boring others, and constantly making mistakes.

(Because this blog is about writing, it is also about everything else. Good writing means coherent traffic with external minds, and that requires a broad working knowledge of the world.)

Writing also means resistance. Composing sentences is an entropy-defying creative act. Human nature abhors a vacuum, evidenced every day as blank walls fill up with murals and graffiti and blank pages fill up with words. All negative space is an opportunity and a battleground, which means opportunities and battles are plentiful.


  1. Is "resistance" a Stephen Pressfield reference?

  2. No. The idea is borrowed from Annie Dillard.