I realize that when I first started writing, everything I knew about writing could fit on a pinhead. I then moved up to a thimble. And currently, I'd say a quarter measuring cup. On a good day.
You know that scene in "Grey's Anatomy" where George looks off into space and says..."Who else here has absolutely no idea what they're doing?" And everyone raises their hands?
Yeah. That's about right.
I learn something new every damn day. The mechanics. The style. There are so many little pieces that it would take three lifetimes to cover it. Probably not even then.
And I always try and sift through the information to find the good stuff. The keepers. A little tool or two to add to my literary toolbox.
When I come upon these gems, I try and share. And God knows I appreciate when someone else does the same. But here's another word of advice...check it out for yourself. And if it doesn't fit you, that's fine, too. It's not a one-size-fits-all type occupation. That's one thing I DO know.
5 months ago