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J.D. Salinger : Write to Write

JD_SalingerI just watched J.D. Salinger’s biography on Netflicks.  After receiving worldwide fame for “Catcher in the Rye” he chose to position himself in an isolate home (a bunker) and continue to write.

It motivates me.  I’ve had bouts of why am I writing?  Why am I trying to speak my truth?  Who cares?  And then there was a quote in the film that Salinger coined along the lines of, you don’t write for the publishers, you write to write.

It sort of pisses me off cause it’s easy to say that when you’re a world-renowned author but I get it.  It’s like people saying money doesn’t make you happy. Ah, yeah, it makes life much easier so, it does make happiness more prevalent than sadness.  So, going back, I felt solace and comfort and “I’m not crazy” thoughts to make me realize I’m not giving up.  No one should give up.  When I comes to mental illness awareness we’re not beating our heads against a vertical wall, we are beating our heads against a horizontal wall.  Which is not easy. But just keep going and think to yourself again and again.

You are good, you are good, you are damn good. Write to write, everything else well, there is nothing else without the writing.

J.D. Salinger : Write to Write


Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.


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Loberg, E. (2013). J.D. Salinger : Write to Write. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 25, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/11/09/j-d-salinger/

 

Last updated: 18 Dec 2013
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