"Envision the life that you could have if you pursued everything that you wanted with the certainty that whatever it is that you wanted, you would succeed."
If we all put in the same amount of energy to writing a glowing review as we would for writing a hateful one, our lives would change.
Being a good "noticer" comes hand in hand with being a good writer.
What I hope to gain from reading Science Fiction, is a stronger invention muscle. (Is this a thing? )
Sometimes it can be a leisurely activity, but I always find my self underlining, copying passages into my commonplace book, and annotating pages. This is because I read to become. To become more educated, cultured, articulate, understanding, and ultimately, I read to become a better writer. I am not satisfied with reading an exquisite sentence… Continue reading Reading Is Hard Work, As It Should Be.
The idea of sharing my deepest self, the quirky, weird, intensely analytical personality that likes to obsess over obscure topics, with my HS "friends" and 300 other "acquaintances," was terrifying to me.