Friday, January 21, 2005
Writing: fiction and fact
I chose to begin a blog in which I might seek a dialogue with other writers who might both teach and learn with me. Sometimes, I believe that the basic writing skills are inborn but I never gave short shrift to the acquision of knowledge as a base for all growth as a writer. I do often take umbrage with the method used in writing programs in college which use the same method to train writers as to train scientists -- the reliance on precedent. If someone tells me I write like (enter any name of writer other than one's own) and they may get the short end of a goodbye from me.
I plan to present some of my short stories here for review and/or enjoyment -- even if I am the only one who may see them. I will also present some of my writing biases as well. I would appreciate any and all feedback as long as it is written with the objective to present a point of view and not just to see your name splashed on someone else's work. The unfortunate aspect of using a public blog is that there are those who take it seriously and those who don't.
I thank you in advance for the work you may choose to do to participate in an interchange with me. I invite contact by e-mail as well (when I figure out how to post my bio). Writing, for me, is a public task. I can think for myself, I don't have to go to all the trouble of running my fingers over a keyboard, spell and grammar checking and then having the internet go on vacation just as I push the publish button and send my work into the ether.