Sunday, August 20, 2006


quote from Persuasion

"Mr. Elliot was rational, discreet, polished,—but he was not open. There was never any burst of feeling, any warmth of indignation or delight, at the evil or good of others. This, to Anne, was a decided imperfection. Her early impressions were incurable. She prized the frank, the open-hearted, the eager character beyond all others. Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still. She felt that she could so much more depend upon the sincerity of those who sometimes looked or said a careless or a hasty thing, than of those whose presence of mind never varied, whose tongue never slipped."

Sometimes...I think that Jane Austen and I would have gotten along very well. Unless, like an actor, she just played a part, and didn't feel what she wrote. But is it possible for authors to refrain from putting a bit of themselves in their works?

Ok first I missed reading your blog :)
second, I don't think its possible to write without putting at least a little bit of yourself in to it...
glad to see you're alllgood

so happy to hear from you!!
I don't think it's possible to write anything GOOD without putting some of yourself into it. The more you write from yourself, the better it is.
I find it hard to write satire/comedy without mimicking someone else. So I vote "yes" you can write something well without investing yourself in it.
The rapid fire posting has tailed off a bit...whats the dilly?
amanda: hi! I totally agree.

rem: true, very true. But there's flattery in mimicry, is there not?'re sorta investing yourself.

nowak: I was in a whiny mood this weekend, and didn't want to force it on anyone - and I didn't have time yesterday! There shall be one tonight. I think.
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