well, uh, hmmm….
February 20, 2008 § 1 Comment
I think people who have blogs should update them at least 3 times a week, even if they have nothing to say. (unless they are ill, like with the flu or unless they are away on vacation.)
I think people who want to write a book should do so. They should not, however, think that writing that book means it’s automatically publishable, or even that it’s automatically good.
I think people who say they can write are most suspect as those who may not necessarily be good writers.
I think people who say “here’s an idea, I’ll let you have it” to a writer are not generous. They are dolts. They have no idea of the writing process. I mean would I say to an engineer, ‘here’s an idea for a bridge, I’ll let you have it,’ and boink, the engineer thinks ‘wow’ and builds it? Ideas are great, don’t get me wrong. But most people don’t act on ideas because they don’t know how. So stop telling us (writers) that we can have your story idea or your plot line or your this or that.
I’m just saying.