Thursday, February 4, 2010

Tidbits from NY part 2

Libba Bray, launching us into the main part of the conference, had loads of goodies for all. Here are some highlights from NY:

All the things you try to hide from other people, those are the things you craft into your work. Risk taking is writing.

Don't go where your mind first wants to go. Trust not to force the story on the conventional track.

Find the cracks that let the light in. Allow your characters to be fully human, with flaws.

Take the fear in, welcome it. If it's not scary, there are no stakes. If there are no stakes, it's not worth writing. Lace your wings with your vulnerability. (I especially love that one!)

Libba is coming out to LA for our Writer's Day April 10th. She's so much fun, you won't want to miss!

Let's find our wings and fly!


Lee Wind said...

I also really loved that bit about the cracks are what let the light in.

Thanks for sharing what resonated for you!

Namaste and a Hug,

Sarah Laurenson said...

Thanks for posting these tidbits. I love reading these pearls of wisdom.

Margaret Ann Abrahams said...

These are always good reminders to help avoid slipping into complacency. Thank you.