Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers

I was reading a snipet in one of my favorite books today, Walking on Alligators: A Book of Meditations for Writers, by Susan Shaughnessy. If any of you are unfamiliar with this book, I highly recommend you get a copy. Each page of this handbook contains quotes and stimulating passages by a variety of writers. Each page is short and inspiring. Today, I opened the book hoping for a healthy dose of much needed inspiration and found the following quote:

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." Frank Capra

The author goes on to say, "Today, I'll honor my hunches. I'll jot them down and think about them. I'll sit down to write, and see what my hunches might want to say."

Very sage advise it seems to me. Now, if I could just get all those hunches off the sticky notes and ripped pieces of paper they're adorning in a variety of locations, maybe I could shape them into something creative to share with others!


  1. Hi Karin:

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I will place it on my need to purchase list.


  2. It is definitely a worthwhile purchase. Let me know what you think if/when you get it.


  3. Waling with Alligators? What a great title!! I'll be checking this one out for sure. Love books on writing, too.

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick,

  4. Thanks for visiting, Carolyn! It is a great title as well as terrific readings for daily inspiration. I think you will enjoy it.