Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Company of Writers

Writers. Bring them together for an SCBWI meeting, critique group, retreat, even a movie, and magic happens.

* No need to explain why you'd rather lounge with a glass of wine rather than be the life of a party.

* No need to worry about cracking writerly related jokes that no one else gets.

* No need to justify your obsession for daily alone time, or the crankiness that ensues if you don't get it.

* No need to hide the fact that your ideal night on the town includes a couple of hours at a bookstore.

These thoughts and more have been foremost in my mind as I anticipate tomorrow's critique group meeting with J and A. Haven't seen them face to face since school let out. Why? C's Fabulous First Annual Sooke Writer's Retreat and E's summer school schedule haven't allowed it.

So looking forward to the company of writers.

Cool writerly quote:

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. Les Brown

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