Maya Angelou’s words are beautiful and inspiring…
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Maya Angelou by Spanglej, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin — find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that it was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how…
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Published by MillieAnne Lowe
MillieAnne grew up in the mysterious depths of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. Her stories are from memories of her relationships in the Chinese community, and the experiences of growing up in one of the biggest melting pots of the world.
Inspired by John Steinbeck through his books: Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Travels with Charley, and Grapes of Wrath, (and many other of his stories), MillieAnne left the business environment of Los Angeles and went on the road to experience life differently. From a position as a waitress in the Squaw Valley Village cafeteria where she worked in exchange for room and board and a lift ticket at the former site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, she has chased Havolina on horseback in the southern part of the Arizona desert.
For all the years in between then and now MillieAnne has tended bar in a Southern California restaurant frequented by Navy service men, been a cocktail waitress in the famous cowboy bar, Mr. Lucky's, in Phoenix, Arizona. Along the line of other interests, MillieAnne has had positions as a Reporter, Copy Writer, Proof Reader, Morgue Librarian, and as Opinion, and Feature Editor positions for college and local city newspapers.
The list goes on to weave a wide fabric of her writing choices. Currently MillieAnne is working on a novel set in the mysterious and secretive community of San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read here, follow-her blog: millieannelowe.com and read excerpts of a unique story with surprising twists!
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2 thoughts on ““When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am.””
Lovely. I think every female writer has been touched and inspired by Maya Angelou–by her grit, talent, and words, both written and spoken. I know I have. Even though we’ve lost her, her words will live on–an incentive to all of us to continue writing, which I’m sure you’ll do. And you’ll continue to do it beautifully.
Thank you so much!