Writing

The Distinction Between Writer and Author

By John Diamond, M.D.

A writer writes as his Muse dictates. But an author writes for his self – for wealth and fame.

The writer is aware of his social responsibility to enlighten, to be, to a great extent, altruistic. Whereas the author’s intention is to use, to manipulate, his readers.

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Writing is Breathing

By John Diamond, M.D.

Beatrice Trum Hunter, a writer I greatly admire, writes me that “Writing is breathing”. Yes! And only a true writer could write that.

In my daily meditation, as I am made aware of my breathing, with each breath I affirm not “I am breathing” but “I am being breathed”.

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