Quotable Tuesday-Susa Silvermarie

Today’s quote comes to us from my friend, fellow VCFA classmate and dancer of wild abandon, Susa Silvermarie.

“The passion for the story is the wind in your narrative sails. Begin at the heart. We must hear the heartbeat of the story. Love your characters into existence.”

“This quote moves me back to center every time,” says Susa. “I heard Gauch say it at Chautauqua in 2002, I think.”

Susa recently received a fellowship to attend the A Room of Her Own Foundation for Women Writers and Artists retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM this August. Also she has six poems in In the Spirit of We’Moon, a gorgeous 30-year anniversary anthology of We’Moon art and writing. Finally, she is in the process of getting her book of poetry, Tales From My Teachers on the Alzheimer’s Unit (published in 1996 and now out of print) up on her site.

Thank you for joining me today, Susa, and putting the wind in my sails.