A statement of beliefs from the founders of She Writes.
As I said in my post last week, She Writes turns one on June 29th, 2010. It is a moment for celebration and reflection upon all that has happened over the last year, as our community has grown exponentially and as we have attempted to keep apace. But it is also a moment to thoughtfully consider our future, asking ourselves where we want to go and who we want to be. And in order to guide us in that process, Debbie and I decided it was time to sit down and write up a statement of beliefs. A credo.
"Cate, I'll have to read Orwell's essay. His writing is part of my foundation as a person and writer. Laura, thanks for the reminder--I need to reread Steinbeck's book. I appreciate the specific examples you included particularly the…"
"These are all wonderful suggestions/additions to the list of writers on writing. I'll add a couple more today.Annie Dillard's The Writing Life. I read this a long time ago. it was gift from a friend when I began writing and it took me a…"
"I thought of a couple of things that might be relevant to the fabulous subject that Laura has tabled here, although they may fall under "siblings" of writers on writing rather than an outright discussion of craft.
First is George…"