the only reason to write is for love

penStumbling upon HBO’s “Six by Sondheim” , I heard this and was entranced:

I learned the only reason to write is for love. Failure taught me you write out of passion. ~Stephen Sondheim

Searching the net I found more here in this article.  Quoting from it:

Sondheim said he also learned an important lesson from his biggest failure, the 1965 musical “Do I Hear a Waltz?”

“We did it out of expediency and to make money,” Sondheim said. “It was easy to write but had no passion and no blood. There was no reason for it to be. I learned the only reason to write is for love. Failure taught me you write out of passion.”

Reflecting on this:

What motivates you?

Where is your passion?

Next SWC Meeting: Wednesday, August 20th

We will be meeting at 6:30 in the Sooke Public Library on August 20th.

On the agenda:
– how we can help each other (writer to writer)
– finding a location for longer, larger meetings
– anthology sales and development
– discussion of potential dates for feedback session meet-ups
– your writing life

Don’t forget – no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.   ~ Charles de Lint

Thanks to everyone who made the Art in the Park experience a great one! 

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