Friday, February 17, 2006

Arthur A Levine's Blog and Speech

Chris Barton linked to a post from Bravebethany who linked to a speech given by Arthur A. Levine in Miami. (This has been posted by Mr. Levine on his own blog.)

A very worthwhile read. I'm pulling out just one quote here because it's meaningful to ME:

"Write about this situation as if you were right in the middle of it yourself. Use all the information you’d have at your disposal if you were writing about YOU."

I think this is what made yesterday's quirk meme so much fun--a great exercise for writers. How can you create a believable, detailed world if you aren't even aware of the quirks that make you an individual and not some carbon-copy of someone else?

Go forth. Be quirky. Be proud. Noticing this stuff is what makes you a writer!

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