Write to Live, Live to Write

Posted: February 28, 2011 in graffiti living

graffiti typewriter on wall

There are two main elements of graffiti living – ‘write to live’ (which is whatever your personal ideal is for writing, be that earning a living, self-expression, or just your way of being in the world), and ‘live to write’ (which is how you get there). If you want to write to live, you have to live to write. That’s what graffiti living is all about.

Graffiti Living

graffiti living is an approach to writing. It encompasses a lot of different writing techniques and exercises, but in general it’s about enabling your creativity, learning to trust your own process, and writing like a lunatic.
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Digital Zuihitsu

Zuihitsu is an ancient form of Japanese writing. I was struck by its immediate and startling similarity to blogging. As well as to the mad shit that I seem to write by default on a daily basis, but have been afraid to let people read.
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Why Do You Write?

When asked what I write, I usually grunt and say, “WORDS.” When asked why I write, the most honest answer would be, “I don’t know, and even if I could afford a psychiatrist, I’m not sure that I’d want to find out.”
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Life is a Game

The only way to win is to play to the end, and try to make it the type of game that you most enjoy. Just don’t quit. If you want to beat the game of life, you have to play it to death.
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