WRITING TIP: The most important technique for powerful writing

Just as the Buddha advises that equanimity, inner peace and compassion originate with being fully present and aware in the moment, so it is with creativity and powerful writing. In fact, author William Saroyan’s advice for writers could also be an instruction from the Buddha. Says Saroyan: “The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”