“… You generally start out with some overall idea that you can see fairly clearly, as if you were standing on a dock and looking at a ship on the ocean. At first you can see the entire ship, but then as you begin work you’re in the boiler room and you can’t see the ship anymore… What you really want in an editor is someone who’s still on the dock, who can say, Hi, I’m looking at your ship, and it’s missing a bow, the front mast is crooked, and it looks to me as if your propellers are going to have to be fixed.”
Creators Answer: What Art Would You Try Next? by Michael Roberts
Are you destined to create one type of art?
In his book Linchpin, author Seth Godin talked about the idea that everyone has flashes of genius. Not all of us may have the ability and the training to become award-winning novelists, but we can tell captivating stories in one form or another.
With that in mind, I asked a variety of creators the following questions: Read more here
“If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent. Who am I? What right have I to speak? Who will listen to me? You are a human being with a unique story to tell. You have every right.”
~ Richard Rhodes
“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.”
~Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993
Welcome to Writerzblox.net’s June 2012 Newsletter! This month we have some advice for new writers, as well as book recommendations, a monthly writing prompt, free wallpaper, tips, tricks and plenty of inspiration.
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“Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.”
~Henry David Thoreau
~My mind is overflowing with ideas when I write.~
You are quietly playing your favourite video game when all of a sudden you lose consciousness. When you wake up, something just doesn’t seem right, actually things seem very wrong. All of a sudden, you make the realization that you have in fact woken up inside of the game! Write about your adventures and attempts to get back to your real world. Do you get shot at or do have to move around huge chess pieces?
Get creative and have fun!