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Scott Lax Blog

So much for "Writing as Breathing"

Yesterday I named this blog, "Writing as Breathing." So much for that. Today I researched it, just in case, and it came up in the title of an article about the poet Nikki Giovanni from 1989, by Lois Rosenthal. The quote from the article is, "She talks about James Joyce 'who wrote as he breathed. And you should write the way you breathe.'"

I suppose we all come up with words and phrases that make sense to us - "writing as breathing," I thought, simply came to me. Or maybe it was buried in my subconscious. So it wasn't original, but it led me to a fine article about a great poet.  Read More