“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Writers Choose Wisely

Three points to Consider:
1.      Positive or negative?

“I can do anything,” might be your battle cry in the light of day, oh, but those nights. In the dark of night, doubts come galloping in like wild horses. and along with them, the  “I can’t do it’s,” run amuck. It's a royal mess.
"Many who think and write about the inner creative experience believe that the 'shadow' part of the artist’s life is normal," writes #Meredith Resnick, "and it needs to be welcomed in order to deepen and enrich our characters, stories, and plots.”
Sure, okay, the other side of that equation, however, is that self-doubt diminishes our capacity to be open, creative, curious and productive.
Choose which.
2.    “Write what you know is a suggestion, not a commandment.”--Chuck Windig.

Yes, it’s easier to write what you know, but if you write what you don’t know you will say, “I have to learn about this thing in order to write about it.”

3. Semi-colons:
“The semi-colon is one of the most elegant of all punctuation marks. But it’s also one of the easiest to misuse. Authors can unintentionally use semi-colons to chop their prose to bits. Most of the time, this happens when one of the clauses the semicolon is dividing fails to be independent (in essence, becoming a fragment.”-- Chuck Windig

From #Life is Good, lessons in joyful living by #Trixie Koontz, dog, edited by Dean Koontz:

“While peeing, realize most humans are unhappy more than one and half minutes per day. Could help humanity by writing book, sharing dog philosophy of joyful living. Am scared about writing. Can type with pencil in mouth, but am scared of semicolons. Don’t understand purpose of semi-colons. Stupid, stupid, stupid semicolons. Must write entire book without semicolons.”