Old Moon

Thursday, June 7, 2012

An Encouraging Word

Breathes there a writer so blithe s/he doesn't crave a reader's word that shows said reader liked, understood, agreed with something s/he's committed to paper or the Net? I offer this post only as encouragement. It just shows that sometimes that treasured word can drop from an unexpected place. I've been cherishing this for a while now. It's offered to remind us all that there should be hope to go along with the work. This was part of the final post by a professor of creative writing whose blogs I'd been reading and commenting on from the time I first found him.

...You're a better writer than you think you are, and you're going to be better yet...

It doesn't get any better than that.

Maybe the lesson is to remember to respond to what you're reading; you never know who or how it might be appreciated, or what you might be lucky enough to learn.


Roberta said...

You have always set a wonderful example of sharing feedback and encouragement. Besides the dose of confidence and fresh insight, I got a treasured friend ... just because you reached out. Thank you!

Glenda Beall said...

You have always been wonderful to comment on other blogs and I agree completely with the quote given on your page. It is wonderful to get that feedback, especially from someone we respect.

www.roughwighting.net said...

Oh, this is so true, and you are wonderful to leave comments to your blogger friends. You're right, praise from other writers perks us up and helps us keep on, keeping on. Cheeers!