>The He Wrote, She Wrote 2007 Online Writing Workshop blog of Jennie Crusie and Bob Mayer is winding down now…a whole year of wisdom, humor and incredible information for writers. If you haven’t seen it before now, do yourself a favor and put that on your “to do” list. I have just four words for it: Fabulous, fabulous, effing fabulous.
“It’s a privilege to be a writer, not because you get to stay home and work in your pajamas but because people give up part of their lives to listen to the stories you tell. You were blessed with the gift of storytelling but every gift comes with a price and yours is this: you must transport the reader to the world you made, enchant and enthrall her, and then bring her safely home again, telling your story in such a way that she knows she is in safe, sure hands. It’s an impossible task, our stories are never as good as we want them to be, so all we can do is work to insure that they’re the best we can humanly make them.” –J. Crusie
Huzzah and amen to that.