Two of my favorite Maine writers are Bill Roorbach and Bob Keyes.  Bob writes about Maine's art and culture for out state's biggest newspaper, and this morning he wrote a piece about Bill's new novel, Life Among Giants.  These two men offer inspiration to all writers, as well as an awareness that the writing life can look many, many different ways.

In addition to Life Among Giants, Bill has a long career of teaching and writing.  (Bill has written six books, each a preparation for the next, he notes to Bob.)  One of his essays, "On Apprenticeship," is on my list of required reading for new writers.  The central anecdote in this essay has morphed into a sort of urban legend among writer.  The punch line involves an enthusiastic surgeon attending a writer's conference.  Inspired by Bill, she tells him that she's been a surgeon for her entire life and is now prepared to take the next six month off to become an author.  This is when Bill matches her enthusiasm and notes that is she who is the inspiration, that he has been a writer for his entire life and is now prepared to take the next six months to become a surgeon.

Right.

In addition to the (hopeful) groan of awareness, the lesson here is that writing is a process.  Like any craft, it takes time to refine and perfect.  The lesson is also to be patient.
 


Comments

11/08/2014 10:02

Today i am sharing my experience and skills about blogging. Guys honestly this is simply incredible and students and those jobless person can set a bright future through internet. Simply read some instructions and then apply these techniques quite nicely.

Reply
11/20/2014 23:27

We are very happy to use your custom essay services blog writing services and content writing services. These contents are all most important to me and for my future custom essay services writers are also. Thank you very much to your all essay writers.

Reply
11/25/2014 01:36

Good post ! I just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this.

Reply
01/10/2015 02:01

A great many people have caught wind of white tip sharks. Furthermore pal you have your purported "certainties" wrong bull sharks are the number 1 shark the extent that assaults on people then it is the incredible white shark. The quantity of assaults brought about by extraordinary whites worldwide is between 5-10 every year. The assaults from a bull shark are higher yet not the same number of are lethal. Maritime white tips have low quantities of assaults ever recorded. Perhaps you ought to accomplish more research before you get on here remarking about something you have no idea about. Your claims that scientists and natgeo is concealing the real actualities about the quantity of assaults is silly. Why would they attempt and stow away or as you say conceal the genuine figures? You my companion ought to simply do some googling or scrutinize and get your "truths" straight on the grounds that you are off track. By the way a maritime white tip shark is an open profound water shark and has once in a while ever been seen near to shore......
http://www.optimalstackfacts.org/nutra-tosterone/

Reply
01/13/2015 05:21

Nice Information share. I like your post

Reply
01/21/2015 11:49

A great content needs the best syntax and may be lacking grammatical glitches. Appropriate transliteration along with the correct punctuation represents can be a need to. Evidence reading through is a need to a great content. Possibly this font along with the font size could possibly be key elements on the subject of viewer lure.

Reply

In your case who make this web page. I wanna say thanks greatly to suit your needs. simply because this webpage is helpful and i pretty pleased can found this site.

Reply



Thanks infonya,semoga sukses


Reply
02/23/2015 22:34

Thanks for the comment. It is so difficult to alter the mindset of individuals, who consider they should starve by themselves and beat their bodies in the ground to determine benefits.

Reply
05/03/2015 00:43

I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I will learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

Reply

Good writers look for ideas everywhere. They listen to real- life conversations. They write things and plot ideas. He, modify, revise, modify. Good writers read like writers, the other authors' works take note of what you like.

Diction is very important. One of the works or breaks.

Successful writers take the reader to a page that has a "hook" is. Editors look for it and if it is not there rarely read out from the page.

Reply
05/07/2015 04:02

I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

Reply
05/10/2015 06:31

Hi, i feel that i saw you visited my website thus i came to go back the choose?.I'm trying to to find issues to enhance my website!I guess its good enough to use a few of your ideas!!

Reply

Hello my family member! I wish to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include almost all vital infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this

Reply
05/27/2015 00:25

nice.

Reply
05/27/2015 00:26

nice post.

http://www.assignmentgoogle.co.uk/

Reply
06/24/2015 23:53

Reading is an unknown interetsing world. It leads us to unknown pages of life.

Reply
08/04/2015 21:39

http://obathipertiroid.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatinsomnia.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatglaukoma.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatnyerisendi.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatpenyakittbc.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatpenyakitgondokberacun.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatradangtenggorokan.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatradangpanggul.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatususbuntu.utamakansehat.com/
http://obatleukimia1.utamakansehat.com/


http://tipsmeningkatkandayaingat.infonegeri.com/
http://tipssehatmengatasimataminus.infonegeri.com/
http://tipssehatmengatasiasamlambungnaik.infonegeri.com/
http://tipssehatbagipenderitamaagkronis.infonegeri.com/
http://tipsmerawatkesehatanmissv.infonegeri.com/
http://tipsmerawatkesehatanpayudara.infonegeri.com/
http://tipsmenghilangkanbaupadavagina.infonegeri.com/
http://tipsmerawatkesehatanginjal.infonegeri.com/
http://tipssehatbagipenderitadiabetes.infonegeri.com/

Reply



Leave a Reply