Word-Need and the Power of Frustration
Catherine Warren (aka Blue Stocking-Reads)
Writing comes from frustration, need, and desire. And if you feel a passionate urge to compose a comment arguing with my statement -- well, you just proved my point.
The common thread for me has been frustration -- the sense that the world is not as it should be, that something is wrong. And my inner juno (as a woman, I have a "juno" instead of an inner "genius") tells me that writing something down isn't a luxury -- it's a need.
Frustrated by the universe's tricks and deceptions, we perform a trick of our own: a sleight of hand, a deception practiced upon our willing readers. We take up the pen, or open a program, and we weave words into a spell to mend the cosmos.