Remember earlier this week, when I said there would be no post today? Well. Guess what? I fibbered! However, time is short, as the weekend is just getting started and LTUE has only begun. For now, I want to break from the norm and share something that's worth a shout-out.
Our inkPageant team is giving live critiques throughout the symposium (Psst - you'll likely find us in the dealer's room). Some have taken the plunge already, and I was impressed by all the fresh ideas and how well those who shared them accepted a little constructive criticism.
And then there were these two:
These guys floored me with their awesomeness. These two teenaged writers have matched the quality of unpublished drafts I've read from folks who are twice their age (in my humble opinion). When I started this writing business at fifteen, my writing was nowhere near their quality. It made me think. Why is that?
Inborn talent? Prodigies? Better education? ... Nah!
Here's the trick: they've written for a while now. Years! They want to be writers. They've disciplined themselves and went for it. For those of you reading, who want to be writers but haven't started, you may want to start now. It doesn't get any easier when you're older. Or, rather, time is not as easy an asset to come by later.
Since our inkPageant table is busier than we expected (a good thing), I'm forced to summarize the rest of this LTUE experience in a single post in the near future. Stay tuned for more and have yourself a great weekend!
I'm David, and guess who came to dinner?