Julianne Kanzaki February 5, 2015 Trudging Along. Julianne Kanzaki February 5, 2015 So when we write and begin with an empty page and a heart unsure, a famine of thoughts, a fear of no feeling- just begin from there, from that electricity. This kind of writing is uncontrolled, is not sure where the outcome is, and it begins in ignorance and darkness. But facing those things, writing from that place, will eventually break us and open us to the world as it is. Out of this tornado of fear will come a genuine writing voice. — Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Spotted on the stairs of Berkeley Bowl West. Advice for both life and writing.