What every writer wants . . .

First posted on facebook  on Monday, 18 April 2011 at 07:23

A time and space to write

Virginia said ‘ A room of ones own’

But sometimes that’s not always possible

A cafe, a library with an occasional retreat

can suffice for many

A flow of words to page

Or at least some days

where the words flow to page

even if it’s a trickle

would be appreciated by most

(& some say a flood might be full of too many words

quality counts as much as quantity)

To know what it is they want to say

& to say it in the best way they possibly


some procrastinate & edit for years

whilst others are quick & slick

with a novel every few months…

although perhaps then some writers mostly

want the opportunity to keep writing

even if it’s not memorable at all

Deep down I think most writers want

Unforgettable images

& characters to cry & laugh with

& which may be contentious

but seldom boring

unless they need to be

A way to make the plot seem natural &


&  shape their memoir into patterns

that astound

even if there was no mountain climbed

or celebrity status to speak of

Something to trigger an idea

from one image into a novel or entire poem

sometimes the event is chosen

& sometimes it chooses writers

like Yasi went & chose a lot of us

from the Cassowary Coast

Readers … maybe not all writers want readers

but I think most do

They are an audience to share

the characters, stories, plots, images

that run around chattering in their head

& want to be seen

&not hidden in a private online blog

or stowed away hand written diary

I am less certain but know some writers


A  little bit of debate

others just want therapy on a page

or to be centre stage

with their latest best seller

some want to scare you

& others will come dine with you

Mick calls artists introverted extraverts

who create and then want to do performances

of their creations to astound you

they need their space

to create

but they crave your attention

at set periods of time

by appointment

They ask you to witness

read, watch & listen to their words

Well that’s what I think every writer wants

feel free to WRITE your response

(c) June Perkins, all rights reserved.

Published by June

Writer, photographer, lover of unity in diversity in thought and humanity - poet by nature, world citizen

2 thoughts on “What every writer wants . . .

  1. A writer’s life can be lonely for theirs is a space into which none can enter, at least until the piece is completed. It is only then, when the poem shared or the story, that the writers task is fulfilled until the next time he/she sits at the keyboard or in some cases takes a pen in hand. But, there is always something there, bubbling in the deep recesses of the writer’s mind.Beautifully done, June.



  2. Thanks as always for your thoughtful comments – it is good to connect with fellow writers in the blogging space.


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