Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Writing Craft


Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else.
~Katherine Anne Porter

7 comments:

polona said...

a lot of truth in these words.

Monster Mom said...

a craft it is..
do you think bloging falls in the same category?

Susan Abraham said...

What a wonderful quote, Getzapped.
I find writing to be enormously hard work. And yet sometimes, there is a lightness of being.

Lizard Princess said...

monster mom-
I think blogging fits in there somewhere, although I wouldn't put it in the same catagory as professional writting- unless, you are an author who also blogs!

That being said, just because one hasn't been "published" yet doesn't mean that you're not of the same calliber as other writers- perhaps the world isn't ready for you yet!

getzapped said...

polona- yep!

monster mom- that's an interesting question. I guess that would be determined by what your goal is....

susan- I agree, if it doesn't flow, it's work.

lp- you make a good point. There are lots of talented people who "don't make it" so to speak. Just keep writing and developing one's craft!

cosmic clown said...

very true again....its like devotion....and dedication....:D

Stephen Bess said...

I like that. I'll be studying this craft until the end. I'll eventually graduate to lead apprentice. :)