Monday, December 18, 2006


Ever worried that you are just not there with your writing ability? Writing and editing and rewriting. There are many approaches to producing the written word.

Some authors can spin words easily and steadily until their product is finished, as if they are a spider spinning a web. Other writers take the grasshopper approach, working on multiple writing pieces simultaneously.

And then, there is the snail approach - the writer who carefully and slowly crafts every word and patiently waits to publish. For all the snails out there I support you with this beautiful piece of Haiku by Japanese Haiku poet Basho.

"Climb Mount Fuji,
O snail,
but slowly, slowly."

Matsuo Basho

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