Q: IF YOU HAVE ONE PIECE OF SUCCINCT ADVICE TO GIVE TO AN ASPIRING AUTHOR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A: READ EVERYTHING YOU CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON, THEN ANSWER BACK
(10Q with Joshilyn Jackson, Faster than Kudzu blog)
As writers, we're starting a new conversation, using our words, our stories. And if we're very lucky - as I am - a reader, maybe more than one, will hear us.
To say I am thankful for my readers would be an understatement. Some of you I know in the "real world" and some I know through the "blog world" and some I don't know at all and probably never will but without all of you, there is no conversation. Without you, the words I speak out loud, the ones I try to put in the best and strongest order, the ones that rattle around my quiet office, have no need to land, either on screen or on paper. Without all of you, my stories are shackled to the page, the ink pinning them instead of only tethering them and letting them float up, an offering.
As a reader, I am thankful for the writers. As a writer, I am thankful for you all, the readers. Let's keep these conversation going strong...and maybe start some new ones.
What writers and readers are you all thankful for? Give a shout out in the comments if you'd like.
(And thanks to Tara and Vikki for running this Blog Hop. Check out more participants' posts here.)