Skip to main content

View Diary: I think of myself as a writer, and yet… (30 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Writing fiction is a compulsion (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Deejay Lyn, mofembot, NancyWH, NonnyO

    My old mentor James Lee Burke once said something to the effect that:

    A novelist is driven to write, it consumes him every day.
    I'm like that as well.  By the end of May I'll have five novels done.  I generate a story a month for my tellmewhattowrite.com project.

    However...

    Most novelists, and this is true of me as well, when asked to describe how to write or what defines a writer, will inevitably describe themselves as the paragon of writer-tude.

    Anything Prof. Burke might have said or I might say on the matter, take it with a grain of salt.

    Tell me what to write. tellmewhattowrite.com 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

    by rbird on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:53:58 AM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site