Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Conversations with Calliope

JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How are you today?
JOE: I feel like I am getting back to my old self. I had a pretty productive day yesterday.
CALLIOPE: Tell me about it.
JOE: After our discussion, I got to work on my plans for developing benefits to list under my book listings in my publicity efforts.
CALLIOPE: Do you want to share them?
JOE: Not just yet. I would like to refine them a bit and then we'll talk.
CALLIOPE: OK. What else?
JOE: I found some pretty good quotes about writing but not specifically on what I am writing about.
CALLIOPE: Can you share one?
JOE: Sure. Anais Nin wrote, "The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
CALLIOPE: Interesting. What does it mean to you?
JOE: There are plenty of things everyone can express but some things most people don't know how to express. It is the writer's job to make sure these things get said.
CALLIOPE: How do you think that applies to your writing?
JOE: In The Pastor's Inferno, I delve into the mind of an abusive priest, a place few people would dare to go.
CALLIOPE: Good example. Are you ready to get going for today.
JOE: I am. I will have limited time since I will be out of town this afternoon, but I will do what I can this morning.

(Wall sculpture- Santillana, Spain)

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