It’s Tuesday! Time to share a story from your life with our amazing community of writers.
Here are some words of wisdom about writing from author John Green, who, if you didn’t already know, is taking the world by storm lately:
“I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you’re trying to be a writer because it’s the only apprenticeship we have, it’s the only way of learning how to write a story.” ~From the Brotherhood 2.0 project.
“I just give myself permission to suck. I delete about 90 percent of my first drafts … so it doesn’t really matter much if on a particular day I write beautiful and brilliant prose that will stick in the minds of my readers forever, because there’s a 90 percent chance I’m just gonna delete whatever I write anyway. I find this hugely liberating.” ~From his FAQ page.
“[This] is very important to remember when reading or writing or talking or whatever: You are never, ever choosing whether to use symbols. You are choosing which symbols to use.” ~From John Green’s Tumblr.
For more writerly advice and information from John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and some other wonderful stuff visit this link, or this link, or this link. You’re welcome.
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Literacy Coach, Consultant, Author, Graduate Course Instructor, and Mom. Passionate about fostering a love of reading and writing in learners of all ages.