Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Into Every Life

A little whipped cream must fall. Honestly, if I'm ordering a mocha or a frappachino, then I think the whipped cream is a given. I'm already WAY past thinking about calories or cardiac health. Now that I can't eat wheat, which is another story, whipped cream is high on my list of treats. And it doubles as a nice metaphor too. What little extra can you add to your day that just makes you smile, maybe a little guiltily? Go ahead, do it.

I just went to the SCBWI Conference in LA. That whole event is like a banana split with all the toppings - one friend after another, one interesting speaker after another, and lots and lots of people who like to talk about books. Aahhh. Here's a challenge for you - what's the best advice you have gotten about writing (or life, or whipped cream) - that can be shared in one or two sentences. Try it. (And attribute it if possible.) We'll make a new list.


Vaquerogirl said...

Well, I'll probably screw this up, but Ray Bradbury once said ( not to me persnally, of course) To just go the the edge of the cliff and jump- build your wings on the way down. I think that is the way most of my life goes, and come to think of it , my writing too. Of course I crash a lot....

Edie Hemingway said...

I, too, was at the recent SCBWI Conference in Los Angeles and was inspired by Bruce Coville's keynote address which ended with these words:

Write with joy, passion and courage.
May your words dance along the page.
May you cause your readers' hearts to leap for joy.