The Broth of Our Experience

“Writing is what we make from the broth of our experiences. If we lead a rich and varied life, we will have a rich and varied stock of ingredients from which to draw on. If we lead a life that is too narrow, too focused, too oriented toward our goals, we will find our writing lacks flavor, is thin on the nutrients that make it both savory and sustaining.” – Julia Cameron, “The Well,” The Right to Write