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 (AKA Fearless Leader) of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is a staff photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two eastern Washington newspapers. She currently teaches writing and self-publishing for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and has 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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