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    ARTS: Attachment and the Writer's Relationship to Words

    As Buddhists, we try to detach from our thoughts and opinions. However, as writers, we do the opposite. How can we reconcile these views? Or should we?

    This is something I've been thinking about since joining the Treeleaf Arts and Music Circle. I have a lot of failed fiction in my files that I can't seem to throw away. For example, I have a failed novel that I carry with me to each new apartment. I also have successful pieces that I cherish. Even at the sentence level, I have written some beauts that I find hard to let go of in the editing process, even though striking them will make the final piece stronger.

    It strikes me that all writing is a form of attachment.

    What's going on here?


    Last edited by Jundo; 04-26-2021 at 06:19 AM.
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