Thursday, May 27, 2010

wear a helmet & kneepads

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” Annie Dillard.

Sometimes you have to do this in writing. You can plan all you want but if you’re writing from the place I believe you should be writing from-- that place deep within you and below your conscious mind which is all too interfering in the intuitive connections stories require—then you will be jumping off some cliffs and building your wings on the way down.

Good luck.

Wear a helmet and kneepads.


Sherrie Petersen said...

The helmet and kneepads might be especially good for the rejections. Actually, I guess you'd need chest protection for that.

Brian Yansky said...

Full body suit of armor might be nice.