Author Silas House writes about the art of being still:

“The No. 1 question I get at readings is: “How many hours a day do you write?” I used to stumble on this question. I don’t write every day, but when I first started going on book tours I was afraid I’d be revealed as a true fraud if I admitted that. Sometimes I write for 20 minutes. Other times I don’t stop writing for six hours…sometimes I go months without putting a word on the page.

“One night, however, I was asked that question and the right answer just popped out, unknown to me before it found solidity on the air: “I write every waking minute,” I said.

“I meant, of course, that I am always writing in my head.”

richard_whitneyMan Reading
undated
by John Singer Sargent

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