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Sunday, January 3, 2010
What is Your Favorite Writing Form?
You probably have a favorite type of writing. Perhaps you like to write short stories or perhaps poetry is more intriguing for you. While many writers work in a variety of forms, most seem particularly comfortable in a particular form.
My passion for clay is second only to my passion for words. Those who love clay gravitate toward one or two favorite forms. Some ceramic artists work with tiles while other throw pots or build clay sculptures. The choice is personal, and some artists talk about the form having chosen them. I throw tall bottles and broad bowls. The bowls are easy for me, but my passion is for the tall closed forms. I find bottles more difficult to execute but more satisfying to complete.
So, is your passion the novel, the memoir, history or the essay? As in may arenas of life, “Do what you love” is excellent advice. If you are working on something you love, you will work harder and do a better job.
I know this is a cliché, but clichés exist because they contain more than a little truth.
My first love was reading, and my second love was writing. Deciding how to string words together fascinates me.
My interests and pursuits are wide ranging. I'm a self-employed educational entrepreneur and book packager. During my career I have worked as a consultant, professor, business owner, author and ghostwriter.