Weekend Edition – Freedom of Writing Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

January 11, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Posted in Australia | 1 Comment

I am re-blogging this post from Jamie because she expresses, much better than I can my feelings about the enormous threat to freedom of speech and freedom to express oneself via art in any form.
The world has responded to the atrocity with horror, but also with a renewed determination to not allow such terrorism to destroy their right to free speech, and to press on in spite of the fear these actions engender.
Je suis Charlie!

Live to Write - Write to Live

The Importance of Your Freedom to Write

Artist - Lucille Clerc Artist – Lucille Clerc

On Tuesday evening I was sitting in a cold, dimly lit indoor riding arena, bundled against the biting cold that arrives just after sundown. As I watched my daughter trot and canter her lesson pony around the ring, I started putting together an outline for this week’s post. I was going to write about the difference between writing as marriage and writing as passionate affair. But then Wednesday arrived and with it news of the fatal terrorist attack on the Parisian offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

I rarely talk about politics or religion. They are not my area of expertise and I have learned that almost all such conversations (regardless of good intentions) lead to misunderstandings and strife. In the case of this atrocity, however, politics and religion are so closely interwoven with art that it…

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  1. Thank you for sharing, Linda.


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