Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Some writers need this...

Or this...

Some of us need this...

while some need this...

Others need this...

Or this...

Or even this...

Some need to have this...

While others need this...

Some have a lucky this...

or this...

Or (if you're very lucky) this...

But regardless, we all want this...

and to reach this...


  1. Elspeth - Yup! You've hit on the real needs we writers all have. I would only add one more: each other. Speaking strictly for me, I am very grateful for all of my writer friends who grok what it is to write...

  2. Definitely. You nail these photo essays every time. I love them.

  3. Margot; Absolutely! I don't know what I'd do without this wonderful online community. The support and encouragement is incredible.

  4. Carol; Thank you! Have a glass of wine. Seriously. Have one.

  5. Yep. I need it all. Thank you Elspeth.

  6. You definitely have a way with photos. Love your photo stories.

    Thoughts in Progress

  7. Helen; You're so welcome! I need almost everything here - and I REALLY would like a pair of magic shoes.

    Mason; Thank YOU for saying so! I really appreciate it.

  8. I'm with you all the way -- except the big group thing because I'm just too nosey!

    Giggles and Guns

  9. Nice photo essay. You have described all aspects of the writing process. I think I do it all.

    Have a great day!

  10. Mary; Honestly, if I do write where there are people, I tend to tune everything out. But sometimes it's just nice to see there are other people in the world!

    Lou; Thank you. I think many of us do most of this - and other things I didn't include! Whatever works...

  11. Another great pictorial essay. I need all the things you mentioned except the crowd. I am more of a solitary writer.

    Your beach picture brought to mind a sweet memory of a vacation in Hawaii when I would go to the beach with a notebook. Did some writing and some sketching and it was a wonderful opportunity to feed my creativity.

  12. Do we ever! Those are two of my favorite words.

  13. Marianne; Like you, I'm more of a solitary writer. Your time on the Hawaiian beach sounds magical.

    Jane; Mine too. It just takes so much time to get there!

  14. Yes, ma'am, I'm thinking a glass of wine and a bologna sandwich and my laptop in my lap while I catch up on my blog-hopping. This post is right on.

  15. Wine and coffee for sure. I've learned to write in a chaotic atmosphere with kids yelling, phones ringing, things breaking, etc. That's when I really value those quiet times to write.

    Stephen Tremp

  16. Brilliant.
    The truth is that if you are a writer, you can write anywhere, but if you are having a bad day, unless you are very disciplined, you can't write anywhere.
    Thank you.

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  18. Love your photos, as always. Bring on the wine and chocolate. They're both health foods, right?


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