Monday, October 19, 2009
The Writer Within You
I was on http://www.teacherlingo.com/ and read so many incredible postings today. It then dawned on me how many teachers must be in the process of publishing books or thinking of publishing books with real classroom stories or fiction.
The October 2009 issue of Writer's Digest http://www.writersdigest.com/ has a good feature (in its print edition only for now, posted online down the road) entitled "First Impressions," where writers discuss their breakthrough novel or non-fiction book. I particularly like Stephen Jay Schwartz's response to SECRET TO SUCCESS:
There's no secret to success. Success cannot be defined by one single event. The secret is in loving the process. Writers have no choice but to write, so when they are writing they are a success.
Write on, Mr. Schwartz.