Thursday, October 20, 2011
Day 67: I shared a note from my Kindle
Yes, I've had my Kindle a long time. My brother gave it to me for Christmas last year, and I love love love it. I am not one to read instruction manuals, though, and until very recently I didn't know how to do anything with it besides load books and read them. So you can imagine my delight when, at my last Jane Austen Book Club meeting, Jennifer's husband Erick showed me how to add bookmarks and make notes and share them on Facebook and Twitter. I have been bookmarking pages like crazy ever since.
Then today I came upon a passage that was so striking I just HAD to take the plunge and share. So I did it! In case you aren't my friend on Facebook or a follower on Twitter (and if you aren't why not?), here it is.
We ought to be seekers as well as storytellers, a little mad sometimes, risking the pity and scorn of our fellows as we pursue the artistic vision. Then we park ourselves at the keyboard and strive to get it down on the page. Why go through it all? Because the world needs dreams rendered in words.
From Writing Fiction for All You're Worth by James Scott Bell
What about you? Do you read instruction manuals? Learn through trial and error? Need somebody to show you the way?