Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My ABC's of Writing: Brought to You by the Letter L


Our next entry is brought to you by the letter "L."


"L" is for Legend. This isn't a vain declaration of my impending future as a legendary writer. To quote Virgil "the Turk" Sollozzo, "You think too much of me, kid. I am not that clever."

Instead, I write today of legends. Throughout human history, we have turned to legends to explain the unexplainable and share the best and worst of human nature. We've used them to scare the little ones and offer cautionary tales about the foibles of our darker nature. Without these stories, I don't think I would have such a passion for writing today.

Legends stick with you; they shape your understanding of the world. And while I would never call any of my writing legendary, there are certain stories and characters aspiring for a greater purpose.

A is for AGENT
B is for BETA READERS
C is for CRITIQUE GROUP
D is for DESCRIPTION
E is for EDITING
F is for FICTION
G is for GENRE
H is for HUMOR
I is for IDEA
J is for JEDI
K is for KEYCARDS

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