August MacGregor

Celebrating Sensuality. Intended for mature audiences, 18 and over

Sing and Cry through Your Fingers


singing bird, by Pam Morris (Flickr, Creative Commons)

Pam Morris (Flickr, Creative Commons)

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”
― Anaïs Nin

Source: Goodreads
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Author: augustmacgregor

I'm a writer of erotica and romantic fiction.

8 thoughts on “Sing and Cry through Your Fingers

  1. Great quote! I wonder how many writers make a living without singing in their writing? My cynical side thinks a lot do. But now that I slow down, I wonder if maybe those writers who I think are hacks are just singing a song that I don’t have the ears to hear…

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    • You raise a good question about writers who don’t sing through their writing. I’ve read books where I thought the writer phoned it in — and these were New York Times bestsellers. They had me wondering if the authors wrote to what they thought people wanted to read, and they were right. I’m not sure how much singing they did it their writing for those.


  2. This quote certainly speaks to me as I only tend to write when my soul needs to sing or cry. Thank you so much for sharing it!!


  3. These quotes are very helpful, Gus. This one hits home. Thank you.


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