"Talent is way down on the list of things you need to write; it comes in a distant fourth, after motivation, discipline, and persistence. And the reason is that "talent" is as common as mud; what's rare is the motivation to sit down and actually do something with it, the discipline to do it regularly, and the persistence to stick with it until it's finished." ~ Patricia WredeAnd another motivational quote:
"Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way you turn a phrase. You have a very important job - one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings - and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same." ~ Brian McDonald, The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator
The purpose of my blog is two-fold:
- To get me to write more, to study more picture books more often, and to have fun by connecting with readers.
- To educate, inform, and inspire my readers to learn, grow, and connect.
One more quote:
Talent alone doesn't get you anywhere - you need hard work, perseverance and patience. Talent without the work is a missed opportunity. Wasted potential. But that's what talent is - potential. ~ Ava Jae
You can read more about that quote in the blog post titled Talent is Overrated at the blog Writeability.
So have a good day, a GREAT week, and fulfill your potential. Go write!
Keep on keepin' on...