Friday, February 17, 2012

How Do You Know?

Writing is not an art form, skill, job, wish, blessing, talent, genetic gift or any other derivative. It can be all of those things once you reach a certain level of accomplishment, aside from wishes, hopes and blessings. Writing is a CRAFT. It is developmental. It requires patience, persistence, toil, and tons of devotion to get it right. Basics are imperative--they are the foundation. From there, the heart takes over to learn expression, wisdom drives intelligence, humor evokes irony, pain produces empathy...and all these many things are learned by little leaps and bounds until finally we get it right. And when it clicks for you and you get it right, you'll know it as though the sun came down and burst in front of your face

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