Monday, June 25, 2012

Gut feeling

I made a discovery about myself. It was more of a "duh" than a "Eureka!" moment.

I realized that my stories that editors claim they like best are the ones that move me the most or cause me to feel like I've been punched in the gut. Most of the time, they're stories that have a personal meaning for me.

Sounds obvious, but lots of writers can write about things that don't have a personal meaning for them and do a good job of it. Apparently, I'm not lots of writers.

Duh.

What's your best writing been? Something personal? Something more academic and detached?

"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~ Toni Morrison

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