We all know you can learn a great deal about the writing process by reading author blogs. And there are more blogs than I can possibly keep up with. Sometimes, unfortunately, you have to pick and choose. One of the blogs I read regularly is CYNSATIONS by author Cynthia Leitich Smith. If you haven't yet discovered her blog, be sure to stop by.
But sometimes you learn tidbits of wisdom from a comment an author has left on someone else's blog. Here's Cynthia's comment on author/agent Mandy Hubbard's livejournal post from Dec 7, 2010 (which brilliantly discussed how rejection makes you a stronger writer):
"Publishing is a lot less about splash (which you can't control) and a lot more about whether you keep kicking. So kick hard."
What are your favorite words of writing wisdom from a published author of books for children or teens?
I love that quote.ReplyDelete
I can't think of specific words of wisdom. I follow many authors, and I constantly get great advice and tips.
Thanks, Myrna and Medeia. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, realized right away what a great quote it was, and saved it for later.ReplyDelete
And yes, there's a great deal of wisdom available now on the internet, from numerous authors, editors and agents.
Wow, I love that. It's so true.ReplyDelete
There are so many words of wisdom that I love, so it's hard to choose, but here's a great one:
"A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then." C.S. Lewis
Oh how cool, Natalie! What a great quote from C.S. Lewis. Perfect for all of us who are writing for children. Thanks!ReplyDelete