Thursday, September 2, 2010

In one deep sense, novels are concealed autobiographies. I don't mean that you are telling facts about yourself, but you are trying to find out what you really think or who you are. ~~ Robert Penn Warren
How much of you do you put into the novels you write? I suspect we put in more than we think we do.

Writing is personal. There's no doubt about it. Writing that touches the soul has to come from deep within the writer's heart and mind. Don't be afraid to look at what is inside of you and let it come out. It's all part of the process.

3 comments:

Jeff King said...

I hope it comes out that way... my work is a part of me.

great post.

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

I think writing a part of yourself, part of what you've experienced and know would make the novel or story better.

Jan Morrison said...

I think it would be difficult to say how much is me - it is all me when I write although that doesn't mean it is all my story...but those characters come out of some need of mine to explore different ways I might handle situations or different lives I might have lived...
thanks for an interesting topic and I LOVE the photo...
Jan Morrison