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ladies & gents!
This week’s topic is…
I had an insanely HARD time coming up with something for this topic. I’m not sure exactly why. I’ve learned so many things — that range from important to trival — from reading; however, nothing really sticks out as an over-arcing theme that I can instantly identify as, “YES! That elusive but specific thing has forever altered my perspective on writing.” But… I guess if pushed, perhaps the one thing that sticks with me through all the books I’ve read is the fact that no matter the style or story:
To paraphrase Michelangelo, all writers see the story on the blank page and write until they’ve set it free. The words are always there, but the way the words are shaped, chosen and linked together set that story apart — make it ordinary or extraordinary, mark an individual style, make it an art form. And I think that’s pretty amazing that such simple, everyday things like words, when linked together just right, can transport you, speak to your soul, make you realize things about yourself and the world that you might have never before considered. Words are powerful and words are beautiful.
So that’s my super-lame, overly-generalized, but never-the-less true answer to this week’s topic.
Next week, I’ll try to bring my “A” game.
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