Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bloomability Thursday

"Like a map maker a writer must select and omit details, orient and move a reader, and navigate their own biases when writing."--Bryan Winzer commenting on the book, Maps of the Imagination: The Writer As Cartographer.

If that is true then this book is next on my reading list right along with,  Anatomy of Criticscism by Hermon Northrop Frye.  Frye wrote that literature is , "the place where our imaginations find the ideal that they try to pass on to belief and action, where they find the vision which is the source of both the dignity and the joy of life."   

Why would  I read all this? I figure if I want to bloom as a writer I might as well unlock the "why and how" and the "what tickles my audiences imagination and mind" doors.  Then there is always this one simple quote to sum it all up considering it puts all the rest down the drain because it involves passion and drive:

 "Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anybody will care for it."--Jesse Stuart

 Don't miss it! Don't whimper. Don't sulk; avoid petulance with your own writing--there is no room for it. Seek your aspirations and endeavor to do well.  Bloomability is just around your corner!

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