Tuesday, April 24, 2012
U is for Underbelly
The underbelly is the soft side of an animal. When writing, work into locating the underbelly of your subject and message. There is no easy answer to this one. It is the writer's challenge to make this discovery. Don't think how do I figure this one out? Think how do I not figure this one out?
"Anything we fully do is an alone journey. No matter how happy your friends may be for you, how much they support you, you can't expect anyone to match the intensity of your emotions or to completely understand what you went through. This is not sour grapes. You are alone when you write a book. Accept that and take in any love and support that is given to you, but don't have expectations of how it is supposed to be."--Natalie Goldberg, from her book, "Thunder and Lightning."
Until this time next time.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
Linda Della Donna is a freelance writer participating in the 2012 A-Z Writing Blog Challenge. She recently fulfilled a promise and wrote a book. Feel free to contact Della Donna for list of writing services she provides.