Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Impending Words" My W.I.T. 9/24/09

"Change occurs continuously, no matter where you are or who you are. A change that will happen in the moment immediately following this very moment, is an impending change. Therefore, change is always impending," said Kokumo. (from Finding Tir Na Nog by S.L.Whyte)

Writing demands such change. It's called editing. Waiting to get that one affirmative reply from an agent who can't wait to read your manuscript is the impending part of the equation.

-S.L. Whyte

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Inspiring Aspiring Youth Authors

On September 3, I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful young women at a Sneak Peak Read in Bremerton, Washington. One of my goals in holding these events is to encourage young people to consider their own writing abilities and to discover that they indeed have stories to share! I was thrilled to receive an email from a woman who attended the event with her daughter. She said her daughter had been quite discouraged about her own writing because her English teacher had been so negative and critical of her efforts to do so. However, after the Sneak Peak Read the girl felt a renewed energy and was excited to start writing again! I'd like to think it was Reilly (the protagonist in the novel) who actually inspired this girl. Here's a fun photo...the host served almond-glazed croissants. I had two! YUM!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"The Space Metaphor" - My W.I.T. 9/10/09

"Two spaces between sentences are there for a reason. The first one belongs to the previous sentence. The second one belongs to the next. Every sentence deserves a space before and a space after. This provides essential autonomy, yet keeps the connection of words authentic, understandable and flowing. Human relationships are like sentences. They need adequate space to function effectively and discover self." S.L.Whyte

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Mind Vs. Heart" - My W.I.T. 9/03/09

"Writing from the mind inevitably requires edits, revisions and complete rewrites. Writing from the heart demands honesty,vulnerability and courage. When mind and heart are unified true literature emerges."
S.L. Whyte