Sunday, June 8, 2008


Yesterday was the birthday of writer Nikki Giovanni who said:

"I resent people who say writers write from experience. Writers don't write from experience, though many are hesitant to admit that they don't. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy."

Now, mull that over. 


Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Humm. Maybe I only have one book in me. Have you sent Lisa your chapter yet? I just re-sent mine.

Damama T said...

Never thought of it that way... But it is true.