I stumbled upon writing quotes that I’ve been posting on my fan page on Facebook. The first one I posted really tickled me:
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard
I love to read books. I love to gleam from the creativity of others. I appreciate the different styles writers use to communicate their imagination. My prose is more simplistic in style. I never graduated from college. English was my least favorite subject in high school. If you had to diagram a sentence to get to heaven, then I wouldn’t make it.
When I write I try to use less words to convey what I’m trying to say. I don’t know why I do that, it was probably something I picked up from one of my writing friends. I don’t have the most sophisticated style of writing, but I love doing it.
I read many blogs that convey many different styles of writing. Some of you out there would not consider yourselves writers, yet you write all the time and convey your thoughts with humor and keep the interest of your readers.
Merriam-Webster defines an author as:
1. One that originates or creates and
2. The writer of a literary work (as a book).
Hmmm. I find it interesting that the second meaning, not the first, is a person who wrote a book. Sometimes we get hung up on titles. I know many authors and some never had a book published. They are excellent writers that I learn so much from and I know it’s just a matter of time before their work is published.
So all you authors – those that originate or create – keep writing.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009