Monday, May 11, 2009

Quoth The Toni Morrison

"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

– Toni Morrison


From the Creative Screenwriting Weekly Newsletter

9 comments:

Pyzahn said...

So.....get writing. I want to read it, too. But I'm a lazy, untalented creature so it's gotta be up to you.

rebecca said...

I like this....

Cormac Brown said...

Pyzahn,

The point is for you to write the stories you want to read. I know from your blog that you have the means and the prose, it's just a matter of you becoming inspired.

Rebecca,

Excellent.

David Cranmer said...

Very interesting and on the money quote.

baronessvonb said...

Count Cormac: And is there a footnote somewhere that you didn't include regarding publishers?

Easy for Ms. Morrison to say; not so easy to replicate, non?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ah, if only I could. Write one like her anyway.

Cormac Brown said...

David,

"Money" is right.

Baroness,

Yes, those pesky publishers can be bypassed on a smaller level by Ezines...though a much smaller level.

"Easy for Ms. Morrison to say; not so easy to replicate, non?"

Mais oui.

Patti,

You will soon.

Gifted Typist said...

Lovely quote, but oh, the burden of it.

Cormac Brown said...

Gifted,

It's easier if you let the story you want to read, guide you.