Prickled Underbellies | Writer & Author Teresa Little
It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn't in the middle of the room. Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around. - Stephen King Life, the grand poohbah on high, offers us the guts of humanity to examine and explore every day. It is also a communal ride regardless of how singular we may think it to be. No man is ever an island or how else would we get our morning coffee? We bounce off each other forming thoughts and ideas every second, all across the globe, affecting our world simply by being our unique and individual selves. Life is the greatest art we all create and share. Which brings me to prickled underbellies. Writing shares the same process as life. Each word bounces against the other with the potential to turn the writer inside out. Good writers expose their guts and the prickly underbelly no one gets to touch. They understand Life is the teacher and trust the art of creation.