Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Eternally Yours

"That’s the glorious thing about putting something on paper. Even when you’re gone it’s still there. Your words and thoughts. What you liked and didn’t like. The characters you create never die. They live and speak and love and hate forever. The written word is eternal."

~ Andrew J. Fenady, A. Night in Hollywood Forever

Writing as a form of eternal life was important to Fenady's private-eye-turned-writer protagonist, A. Night. Does the eternal nature of the written word inspire you or scare you? Do you like the thought of your thoughts, beliefs and characters of the moment living on forever?

What's important to you about writing? About being a writer?

What do you like? Dislike?

What do you wish you could change? What are you glad is eternally yours?


L.J. Sellers said...

As an atheist, I don't believe in life after death (or forever). So my writing is the only way my life will continue to mean something (and have influence) after I'm gone. And that doesn't scare me at all. Except for the typos—forever in print typos make me cringe.

L.J. Sellers
author of THE SEX CLUB

Mark David Gerson said...

What's wonderful about art creations of any sort is that they are a kind of life after death, allowing something of us (typos and all!) to live on after we're gone.