Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Writing Happy

Blogging at Naked Authors.com this morning, Paul Levine raised the following quote from Gayle Lynds for discussion:

"I can't imagine a good writer having had a happy childhood."

I commented:

...I agree to some extent. I had a happy childhood and still find myself drawn to write, and to cut as much BS from my writing as I can.

Even the most positive people wish they'd handled one thing or another differently, wish they had more talent in some area. These are the gaps imagination almost subconsciously fills, and where writing in particular begins.

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