A few weeks ago, I had spoken to you about an author, Marion Heath, who had plan to release her book, Where is your brother?, which preaches the fact that Jesus can cure homosexuality, her publisher (pictured) decided to cancel it because LGBT activists plan to protest.
Writing is such a privilege. It’s an honour to have people read your words, thoughts, dreams, wishes. For some of us writing is easy; for others, not so much. I don’t know if my love of writing stems from being brought up by a father who excelled in the english language or if it was my love of the written word since I was really small. Either way it’s always been a blessing in my life to be able to put words to paper.
Writers are of a rare breed cut from different areas of the same cloth. They fear, they hope, they doubt, and they give a part of themselves in every word they think to utter. Some die poor and live out their lives as rich ghosts while others make it big in life and die penniless.
The books that I read and the writers I speak to inspire me even after the dust has cleared and I think that’s what it means to be successful as a writer. When the world ends will they remember you? For the true writers out there we are not fueled by the need to roll around naked in a pile of money. It’s not about being famous. No, for most of us it is about cleansing our souls and releasing the lines that haunt us in the dreams of our dreams.
It is not often that I am speechless or find myself searching for words just to throw them away because they are not worthy to describe what I am feeling. Teryn, my gifted writer, you have stolen my words, captured my breath, and have me wanting to stay up late to write freely about all that has ever haunted me.
Teryn is the author of Be the Sun Again published by LM Inc. Be the Sun Again is the story of us all. I say this because with every page I found a piece of myself, pieces of my past lovers, and pieces of strangers that have whispered to me their prayers in my presence when they thought I wasn’t listening.
I could stand up on my soap box and preach about the responsibilities we have as lesbians to guide one another and fill the void that society has drilled in our community.
However it's kind of cold up here and I've run out of cigarettes so I need to go to the store...
Tonight I had the pleasure of speaking with the author of Success With Femmes for Studs, by M Genius.
I have always been a fan poetry. The freedom it represents has a way of speaking to me. I don’t get into the formalities of it all because personally I think that the style is individual to the writer.
To fore-warn you, this column will never focus on the rules imposed on writer’s by critics who have never known what it’s like to be tortured by the need to write. This column is for those who understand what it is like to live off of pots of coffee, bottles of wine, chain smoking and one hour of sleep.