Thursday, June 24, 2010

Originality

photo: New Day by Lou Belcher

It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. -- Herman Melville
We all have books we love, writing we love, and favorite genres. To succeed, we need originality, to express ourselves independently of those forms of writing that we love.

Perhaps we need to follow writing guidelines to have agents or editors take a look at our writing, but we don't need to imitate others or forgo originality. In fact, the originality of your writing will probably be the one factor that will get you noticed.

Develop your own style, approach your topic or storyline from a fresh approach, apply new methods to your writing and let your creativity in writing develop into your own voice -- a voice that will attract and keep readers.

Get it.... be your own writer in idea, method and performance and enjoy the process.

2 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Each author has to have their own voice or else all books would be alike. Love the photo.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Cindy said...

what i read is: get off your butt and get working...yes, mam!