I am out of town so this month's contribution to Insecure Writer's Support Group is really short and sweet, just a few recent writing pins to share:
At first I didn't agree with Tolstoy's insight here: "I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on." But the more I think about this, the more I am intrigued by this.
"Editing is like killing your story and then very slowly bringing it back to life" - www.joanoram.com
Editing sometimes feels more chaotic than organized.
If only I were like Tony Stark when it came to research and novel writing...
"All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet, it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you." - Joss Whedon.
What have you recently seen or heard that made you look at something in a new way, writing or otherwise?
The first Wednesday of the month is Insecure Writers Support Group, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh and his excellent team. Click here for a list of all the participants and to join in. (I'm posting a day early since my schedule is all weird this week. I also won't be able to catch up with other posters and commenters until this weekend, but I'm looking forward to it).