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  1. Continuing my (R.O.W.) Religion of Writing comments...

    Typically, writing deals with some type of love interest. In the most obvious sense this is of the male/female kind. As I've tried to prove - despite those many without rhetorical and/or logical skills tried to disprove - this need not be soley confined to the the love between a man and woman. That is not the only form of love...

    To be both marketable, and to be popular - either within life or death - a writer must have both an objective and method. Female/male.

    The universe, is, IMHO, the "line" which is both the complex and the solution to the complex of the ideal "woman" - or feminine principle. The Universe, is, after all, often respresented by an "O", sideways 8 - the infinity sign. it is universally (no pun intended) thought of as a wide open space with Billions of stars and potential for life.
    The word is for the feminine writer. It is the single atom of principle, action, thought, emotion, etc. out of an entire sea of such things which expresses the love for the masculine.

    Psychologically, the tools of the trade of writing should prove my point - the pen, ink, and book....:redface::D
  2. Believe it or not, there is a very basic reason why nearly every great writer of the past two centuries was an alcoholic. I'm serious, folks... :)

    I may regret writing this, but for a writer, alcoholism is a disease of the desire of the explaination of the causality within chaos... they are addicted to the liquor...the spirits...the beer...the cocktails...the tonics...the wines. I suppose that you'd have to be versed in the sublties of writing to be able to understand.

    They are all purists, in a certain sense, I think; or something similar. They know that they are diseased, in a certain sense, and compensate that with writing.

    But why the pen, paper, and book, you may be asking (should be!:))

    Because a true writer, one who accepts the paper and book as his/her lover, and the finished product as his/her child (metaphorically! of course!) beleives that there is Truth in language, mostly, that of the written word. Let me ask you to look up the word 'liber' in a dictionary. It usually has two meanings:

    a) a title for Bacchus, an ancient Roman god of wine and intoxication
    b) public records, which of course generally means anything that is important enough to be written down

    The writer, in/on an archetypical level identifies with that definition.

    Sorry, reader(s) I've...I'm.... Maybe I should leave that as it is, because, frankly, I'm tired of hinting and explaining.

    Post what ye will... It'll be good any way you look at it. ;)
  3. Naturally, writing is about dealing with conflict. However, it isn't exactly science, even if we are trying to learn in a critical way. I think it was Ernest Hemmingway who said something like, "writers do not judge -their job is to understand." That is a very important thing to remember in a sort of non-spatial way. What I mean is that to think like a wirter, act like a writer, etc. one has to understand that unless you are writing about the details of a high-level experiment in physics, the most important thing is be possessed of is an almost nuetral or mallible frame of mind. Even in scientific papers, however, the *symbols* used to express relations are mearly tools used to express things as a psychological process - and thus the ideas of subject and the absolute.

    Going deeper, in far more dated times, the arts were considerd a gift from some particularr god or immortal - such as the Muses. The arts, writing in particular, was often a tool for (like our own methods of scientific expression) to relate between the devine and mankind. Sexual ideas were a big part of this. To illustrate my point, the word "writer" originally meant a person *who carves letters into stone or wood*. The more modern view of this aligns with what Poe said. He suggested in "How to Write a Blackwood Artical" that a writer should never fix his pen, and that his pen should have a very thick nub. With a little wit, he also says that no great man, of however small genius, ever wrote with a good pen. Read between the lines, here.

    Going a little further, is the idea of a "Word" or such which is capible of - well I'll just say it's the idea that the pen is mighter than the sword.



    Bah - I just lost my train of thought - maybe I'll finish another time.:redface: