Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quote of the Week

There is something magical and mystical yet very real about this quotation from author Roald Dahl:

"We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream."

We should work to keep this approach in mind when we set out to write creatively. Sometimes, it can be easy to get caught up in writing about facts, writing about the truth. While I agree that there are certain assignments or types of writing where truth is essential, there is also room to have fun whilst writing and play with language. Somewhere along the line, some of you have become afraid to be "wrong" in your writing. Let's work to shut up that censoring voice in your head and move toward a more creative spot where writing is experimental and not so rigid. Dream the dream, write the stories.

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