Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Life Isn't Always Smooth
Years ago, multi-published author and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs said that sometimes our writing has to have an edge to it, even make readers uncomfortable. And sometimes this edge in really good writing comes from having experienced the same emotion as our characters. She's right.
I'll take that even a step further, and say that whatever we do with our days--writer, teacher, executive, physician, technician, roofer--our life experiences can prepare us for what's around the bend. When I wrote my last novel, Medical Judgment, I was able to draw on my feelings of loneliness and isolation experienced when my first wife died.
I'd like to know if you've ever gone through something in which you saw no way out, but afterward were able to look back and say something good came from the experience.
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