A year ago today we set sail, a varied collective of writers who find inspiration for living and writing in community...
It's been a great adventure so far...!
The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.
Carl Gustav Jung
Tell the readers a story! Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences.
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
Remember: when people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what's wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
I have written - often several times - every word I have ever published.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.
And, finally, some insights from the practitioners of three different arts who were born on this day, July 7th
I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.
Work isn't to make money. You work to justify life.
It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing at first where one is going.
Here's to the next leg of the voyage...!