Writers: the Most Motivated People on the Planet

I know a lot of teachers, instructors, professors. When they talk about motivating their students, it always catches me off guard. My first thought is, Why would you need to motivate them? Followed by, You mean sometimes they aren’t completely dedicated to mastering the subject and so make their mark on the world? And then I realize they’re not working with writers. Who are the most motivated, determined, dedicated group on the planet. My last thought is, Boy am I lucky!

It’s such a privilege to be part of the conversation about what it means to be a good writer. Which is why today I’m beyond thrilled to be making appearances on two of my favorite writing blogs – The Sharp Angle and Novelists, Inc -- talking about the thing that unites us all, whether we’re writers or just plain human beings (neatly covering all the bases) – Story.