Friday, October 21, 2011
Pebbles of Writing Wisdom
- Write to the hole in your heart.
- Writers have to deal with ambiguity. It's your own truth that you bring to the muddle that clarifies it.
- Plot is the tracing out of a character's desire, the laying out of what the character wants versus what the character gets.
- Write the way Otis Redding sings, with rhythm, emotion and voice. His music emulates desire.
-When someone is reading my book, that person is in my care. The whole point of literature is to make you feel more human, and it's the writers responsibility to make that happen.
Everything about the conference feeds my writer self. What awakens the writer in you?