The Ditchwalk mission:
The original tagline for Ditchwalk was Storytelling in the Digital Age. While still apt, Ditchwalk has broadened its horizons and taken A Road Less Traveled by leaving questions of commerce, marketing and profit behind.
Ditchwalk remains focused on voice and craft, even if, at times, distantly so. If it ain’t on the page it ain’t on the stage. Or in the bookstore. On going viral. Or making you money. Or making you famous. Or making your audience laugh or cry.
No matter where you hope words will take you, your journey starts with a blank page or a blinking cursor. That’s where Ditchwalk lives, putting creation in context from the inside out.
The Ditchwalk name:
The Ditchwalk spirit:
I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought or processed, or repair anything sold, bought or processed.
—Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), from the motion picture
Say Anything, written by Cameron Crowe
The Ditchwalk motto:
Writing is communication.
The enlightened Ditchwalk writer:
Writing in a forest and making a sound.
The Ditchwalk koan:
There are no words. Now write.
The Ditchwalk hope:
Writers write. So do politicians, lawyers, reporters, propagandists, advertisers and con artists. There is nothing inherently truthful or good about writing as a craft. I hope you aspire to truth and use your powers for good.