Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Writing is Sacred

I attended the Deborah Santana reading and signing of her memoir, Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart. Nice, sincere, strong woman dedicated to peace. Her book should make a good read, especially because her experiences resonate with me as someone who also came of age in the late 1960s, matured through the 1970s, and still is looking for peace. The bookmarks she prepared for her tour carry the following message about writing:

Writing is SACRED
S - Set goals. If you want to write, choose your highest goal and write it down.
A - Apply butt to chair. At the end of the day, if you want to write, you have to sit down and write.
C - Create a structure. Find your best working style and stick to it.
R - Read. Read many authors to see how they create.
E - Edit last; create fearlessly first.
D - Dream! If you can dream it, you can achieve it.

There's a good chance that Deborah Santana will be interviewed by Pocho Joe on La Raza Rocks, the Sunday afternoon Chicano music program on KUVO, 89.3 FM in Denver. The show airs every Sunday at 1:00 P.M. (Denver) - listen for it on your radio or the KUVO website.