Make Time to Make Art

Zen-makeart_edited-1When people ask me how to write a book, my first response is “Write.”

The reality of writing a book is that you have to write a lot of words. You have to get your thoughts on paper or in that digital file displaying on your computer screen. You have to pull ideas out of your head, articulate them, and get them down where you can actually do something with them.

Books are made up of many, many words massaged and manipulated just so in order to tell stories. Even nonfiction books are made up of stories, narratives that bring the reader along as they inform, conjure up thoughts, evoke emotions.

Writing is art. You have to make time for writing if you want to be an author just like you have to make time for art if you want to be an artist.


About Aliza

I'm a human being, wife, mother, author, and speaker. Online since 1987. Web pioneer (founded Cybergrrl/Webgrrls in 1995). Author of 12 books. Freelance writer.
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2 Responses to Make Time to Make Art

  1. anandaleeke says:

    Congratulations Aliza on launching this blog. It is awesome.

    • Aliza says:

      Thank you, Ananda! Oh, these labors of love that we embrace. Grateful for the positive response. Please let me know how I can support what you’re doing!

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