Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quote of the day

"If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages." --Elaine Liner
Do you agree with the quote or not? How much of you is in your writing? Would love to hear your thoughts.


  1. This is an interesting and thought-provoking one. I think writers have to combine what they know with what they don't. We are charged with taking the known and pushing into the realm of never-seen-before. That's what makes it engaging for readers. Plus, from the writer's perspective, that creative license is the fun part :)

    Love this, Buffy. Really interesting.

    Happy Tuesday!

  2. I think what we know goes into our writing, but if we write fiction, it's not all about us. It's about the story and the characters we've created.

  3. I think we all write about ourselves and our experiences, but never exactly as it happens. Nobody would believe that. :)

  4. Everything we write is unconsciously (or sometimes consciously) sifted through our world view and our self-concept. Those things are seriously impacted by our experiences.

    We are each a product of the choices we have made.

  5. Thanks ladies for stopping by.
    Jean, you're so right about each of us being the product of our choices.
    Amy, you made me laugh. I agree that nobody would believe if we wrote "exactly as it happens." There are so many things that happen in real life that you would never believe if you read it in a book.
    Nat and Marissa, I agree that what we know goes into our writing but it's not all about us. It might include bits and pieces about us, but it's not totally about us.