One of my pet peeves involves the misuse of quotation marks. Here are the rules as I understand them (correct me if I am wrong).
I am taking the plunge. But I will be cheating a bit– I need (let’s say) another 20K words for Blood Rain, and 30K for Downward Dog. So my NaNoWriMo experience won’t be focused on one project. I know it’s against the rule. I don’t care. Do you think I became a writer because I was interested in rules?! (And, yes, the edge of hysteria in the last sentence is part of the NaNoWriMo crazy that hits me every year).
The word count as of this moment (link opens a new tab)
“The greatest compliment a writer can be given is that a story and character hold a reader spellbound.” ~ Iris Johansen
According to Greg Levin, interruptions are one of the best ways to torment writers. I could not agree more strongly.
I don’t think I really grok creative non-fiction. Having read this explanation of creative non-fiction, I know the basics. It’s the use of literary devices and techniques to tell a factual story. Fair enough. But I still think I don’t actually “get” it. Maybe it’s because I have a bias against memoirs, and often creative non-fiction takes that form?
“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.” – Alice Walker
Kinda playing with yesterday`s theme still- why we write
For what I imagine are reasons of both family and occupational background, I can’t help but question the point of making art. What is the point of creative endeavours when so many people are suffering and our planet is dying? One woman answers the question.
“75% of my life is spent wasting time. The other 25% isn’t nearly as productive.”
― Jarod Kintz,
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”