Monday, July 5, 2010

In writing, you can make a silk purse our of a sow's ear, but first you have to create the sow's ear. Your first draft is the sow's ear -- Charles Parnell

Yea!!! At last, permission to create a sow's ear. I do become frustrated trying to write perfectly all the time. I want to create my own voice. That doesn't mean that I don't polish my writing, but I do want it to sound like me and not everyone else.

So, in light of the silk purse coming later, I think I'll feel more free with my first draft next time and just slap it down and polish it up later. Ahhhhhh freedom.

4 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Looking at that beautiful photo, I think I'd just enjoy sitting by the water and listening to what it had to say. I can be easily distracted. LOL

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

If rambling is a style, I'm in vogue for sure! I wanna be in the picture above. Very pretty.

Terry Odell said...

So true. Writing is about rewriting. And you can't fix a blank page. Barf it all out, clean it up later.

Jeff King said...

Be true to yourself... and what you create will be special. Having a unique voice is what makes a story come to life. Hope it all works out.