Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Inspirational Message of a Lifetime

Okay, so I've been busy with WriteOnCon for the past several days (weeks, months, whatever -- what day is it today?). If there's only one thing you read from WOC, let it be this, this amazing article on "the invisible, essential thing" by editor Molly O'Neill.

There are so many parts of Molly's article that resonated with me, mostly because I have experienced what she's talking about first hand.

I could quote the whole thing, but I won't. Just go read it. Comment over there. Allow yourself to be inspired.

And if you're a writer and not on the WriteOnCon forums, you're really missing out! Go forth and join!

18 comments:

Cristina said...

THANK YOU for posting this. Unfortunately, I'm not participating in WriteOnCon this year... I'm writing instead. But this article? ah... I must bookmark it so I don't forget that craft matters!!!!! if you want a long career in publishing you have to be GOOD, better than good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone is talking about WriteOnCon, so you guys must be busy!
Not participating - I've been writing and now editing.

Alice said...

I'll have to read Molly's article. Yesterday I read and listened to a couple workshops, and joined in on a live chat and gained some valuable info. Thanks. It's a great conference!

Jemi Fraser said...

I agree - it was an AMAZING article!! I'm loving so much of WriteOnCon! You are going to be completely exhausted when it's over. Thanks so much for all you do.

I'm heading out of town in a bit, so I'll catch the rest of the conference when I get back.

mshatch said...

Unfortunately I'm not participating in writeoncon either as I'm in the midst of revisions. I did read Molly's article and it is so true. Writing IS a craft and the more we practice and find/use tools to help us improve, the better we become at it. It's taken me a long while but I am finally catching myself BEFORE I write certain phrases or use passive verbs. Sometimes I even write stuff that doesn't need revising :)

thanks for this link!

Matthew MacNish said...

I'd been having a bit of a rough time with my writing lately, but that post really cheered me up. Molly's brilliant.

ilima said...

I've already heard some good things about Molly's article from other writers. I'll have to check it out!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

For me, writing is a lonely craft, so things like WriteOnCraft are only things I hear about. I guess the words of Ernest Hemingway on the solitude of good writing had its effect!

I am heading to Molly's article now. Thanks, Roland

Julie Musil said...

Elana, last night I caught up on all the WriteOnCon greatness, and all I can say is WOW. Thanks so much for all your hard work. I truly, truly appreciate it.

I'm also here to hunt down your awesome Query to the Call greatness. Thanks for that too!

Martha Ramirez said...

EXCELLENT! Thank you for sending us over there. Very awesome advice!

Nicole said...

Such a great message from Molly! I'm off to check out the forums now.

Julie Daines said...

It was a great message. There have been many awesome gems this year!! Thanks.

Liesel K Hill said...

Thanks for all the WriteOnCon posts, Elana. I'm going to try and check out a bunch of their events this year! :D

Taffy said...

I loved that post! It lifted me up and I needed that lift yesterday. THANKS for doing WOC again,Elana!

Susanne Drazic said...

WriteOnCon was awesome! I still have a lot of reading to catch up on over at the site. All the writers who posted advice and tips were so great to share of their time and talents. Thank you to them all!

Andrea Mack said...

WriteOnCon was amazing in so many ways! I'm going to be re-reading many of the posts for weeks to come.

Jo Schaffer said...

Busy woman. Rockin' the writing world. (;

Jaime Theler said...

Thanks for sharing that. Alas, I missed WriteOnCon (it always sneaks past me), but I like revisiting it afterward, and this was a great article.

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