Lastly, in my series of February quotes, let’s remind ourselves of one of the key reasons we do write:
Like any form of creativity, writing is a slap in the face to our drab realities, to our limitations and our narrow horizons. It can take us anywhere, anywhen, anyhow. Which is I love it.
Here is me thinking I had managed to set the automatic posting of this post – didn’t happen. Oh well, so you get a late afternoon offering. Many apologies – and the last quote still to come tomorrow!
Still in editing mode, therefore two quotes for the price of one! First off, Chekhov on showing, not telling:
And, as a wee bonus, Judy Blume on the thing I’m doing right now – reading the whole manuscript of my Victorian boy-on-the-run story to myself. Aloud. With the door closed, obviously!