8.22.2012

Advice from Writers

Well, I've officially survived the summer! The students started class yesterday so there is no more pretending that it is still kindof-sortof summer time. We made it. No major disasters, and after 2 weeks without conferences on campus I'm starting to feel like a human being again.

Being a human being entails things like waking up to exercise in the morning, practicing for choir, and thinking about doing more writing. Specifically editing, in hopes of having something to share with the world this semester. The curator at Blogging A-Z's FB page posted this link full of lovely quotes of advice about writing from famous authors. My favorite is this, by Kurt Vonnegut:
Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way -- although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. A petition to the mayor about a pothole in front of your house or a love letter to the girl next door will do.
Here's to getting back into a routine, and getting some work done!

1 comment:

  1. amen!
    love the summer, but getting back to routine in school (& cooler weather) is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting! Make sure to leave your blog address or website so I can easily come visit you!