On a weekend morning, I sometimes browse through other writer blogs to see what's on their minds. A writer can learn a lot from her peers, and I often think writers or aspiring writers make up the biggest portion of the population who actually pick up a book or click through a blog to just read for pleasure every once in a while. So, I believe it's a good thing that so many people want to write and that everyone has a book in them, because it is nature's way of keeping the reading population healthy.
Betsy Lerner's blog is one I have perused in the past as much for her biting sarcasm as her emotional insight into the writing process. She is an writer/agent, like so many agents, or writers who were once agents, are. Below is something she wrote about Tom Clancy, golf and writing that I just found this weekend that made me laugh out loud. It starts like this:
And then she goes on to remember playing golf as a child, the advice her father once gave her about it, and whether there is such thing as a Muse. This then leads her to free-associate working with Patti Smith, playfully pun on the concept of Mad Men and sum it all up with the joy of
Before you click over to her blog though, I feel like I should offer a warning : Read in small doses, especially if you are a writer, because she packs a punch that can knock you down. Writer loneliness and self-loathing are her specialities.
Back to work for me!