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“If you write for God, you will reach many men and bring them joy. If you write for men, you may make some money and give someone a little joy, and make a noise in the world, for a little while. If you write for yourself, you can read what you yourself have written and after ten minutes be so disgusted you will wish you were dead.” Thomas Merton

 

I was trolling the web and came upon a popular writer’s site that suggested I put more me into my writing.

Wouldn’t that result in all my characters being me? Trust me! I’m not that interesting! When you read a villain in my books, I hope they’re polar opposites from my heroes, who may have a touch of me in them, but not so much that you hear an Alaska writer when you read them.

I think writing needs authenticity, not self-centeredness.

What do you think? #amwriting

Posted October 11, 2014 by aurorawatcherak in Writing

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