Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Writing Family

     I had a NWP meeting tonight, and it was so good to reconnect with my writing family.  As always, we started with an invitation to write.  Tonight's invitation was about skill versus talent in writing.  My thoughts on this are pretty simple.  A talented writer needs to learn the skills so that she may convey her message to the outside world.  A so-called untalented writer's talent will only have a chance to emerge once she learns the skills.  And, nurturing all of that is an English teacher's job.  As Sir Ken Robinson says, "Even Shakespeare had an English teacher."

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