Anthems for Authors – Rewrite

Being an author can make for a lonely life. Other than each other, many times we have no one to encourage or praise us – or even validate our existence. So when I hear a song about being a writer, I revel in the fact that someone wrote a song “for us.” In this case, I believe Paul Simon did just that.

My favorite lines from this song are: “workin’ on the rewrite, I’m gonna turn it into cash.” The last verse, too, is great – he really takes a pot shot at commercialization. I think you’ll enjoy it. And now, Rewrite by Paul Simon.


Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and executive director and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

8 thoughts on “Anthems for Authors – Rewrite”

  1. Thank you K.S. for the REWRITE – I thought it was great, and aren't we all really doing just that!

    We should all listen to this video once in awhile to get our heads on straight.

  2. I am a HUGE Paul Simon fan who has been disappointed in most of his recent work. This is awesome. Love the home recorded vibe. Thanks Kat!

  3. I had no idea this song was there. Great. All writers can relate. Pasul Simon does know – it's exactly what I do: take a whole chunk of stuff out and substitute a car chase – you will find one in all my novels. The requisite car chase.

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