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Write On — Benefits of Writing

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Rest in Peace, J California Cooper

(1932 – 2014)

A Note from Meme:

I have always said that writing is the cheapest therapy one can get.

I pray that those reading what I write will enjoy it, but I actually write for myself:).

I produce plays, publish books, and blog here. I’m a self-financed writer, which is not easy, but the blessings are immeasurable, except for when it comes to dealing with those who judge one’s value by mainstream, traditional means. To those, If you don’t have a publishing contract, then the book can’t be good, or if the play is not produced by…or has not received this award or that award, it’s no good.  To those, I simply say, “I shall Write On!”  On all of my writing projects, I hire and surround myself with professional editors, theater directors, and other professionals who know the how.  That way I can continue to live by instinct and write from my heart.

TD. Jakes understands, living by instinct.  In his recent book, he says:

“When you don’t become fixated on winning the prize or appearing successful, and instead pursue your passions, then you will discover the fulfillment that comes from living by instinct.” ― T.D. Jakes, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive

Jakes also says. “If you have the instinct, you can hire the intellect.  We have been trained to know how to do something, but not the why of it… The people who know the why hire the people who know the how.”

Click below and read what the experts have determined about writing. Afterwards you may just decide to get out your laptop and write.  I hope so.

Also below are a few quotes by the late J California Cooper.  Enjoy

Write On!

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Rest in Peace, J California Cooper

1932 – September 20, 2014

An excerpt from an Interview with J California Cooper

K.C.: What advice would you give to emerging writers? J.C.C.: If you are a writer, just write. Nobody told me how to write, I just write. If you’re a writer, you don’t sit and wait for your work to come to you. In fact, if you are a writer, you want to do some reading and thinking.

J California Cooper’s Quote on Love

“Love entered in my heart one day A sad, unwelcome guest. But when it begged that it might stay I let it stay and rest It broke my nights with sorrowing It filled my heart with fears And, when my soul was prone to sing, It filled my eyes with tears. But…now that it has gone its way, I miss the dear ole pain. And, sometimes, in the night I pray That Love might come again.” ― J. California Cooper

I shall keep loving and writing.

XO, Meme

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