Friday, January 18, 2008

If You Want to Write...

You didn't think I forgot, did you?

Having Fun

The technique, craft and business of writing are so important. If you never learn how to develop your style or submit a short story, you will never grow in your gift as a writer. But it's also easy to get bogged down by commiserations of world-weary pessimistic publishers, or frustrated because you can't write the perfect sentence. Don't let that happen.

Have fun, for crying out loud!

Take your goals off the pressure cooker for a bit and just play with words. Experiment with story ideas, laugh at not-really-funny jokes, add a baglady with a bagpipe to your poem about depression. Because if you enjoy your writing, you will write better. And that's the fun of it.

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