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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Astonishment...

"The important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish. Not shock—shock is a worn-out word—but astonish."

~~Terry Southern, novelist and screenwriter

5 comments:

Jess said...

The capacity to astonish. Mmmmm, astonish. That's a nice word. :) My dictionary defines it as: to strike with sudden and
overpowering wonder; amaze.
Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? I mean, isn't it up to the reader to determine if we've adequately amazed or overpowered them with wonder? A nice challenge; certainly something to think about as we write.

Tricia Goyer said...

I am extremely blessed that I will be working on a teen version of one of Max Lucado's books. Can you believe it?

Anyway, I have to say that when I was reading the manuscript I was astonished, amazed. It's a beautiful manuscript one that really took my breath away.

I want to write that good, so that when someone puts down my book they'll say, "Ahhhhh ...."

Christine H said...

Wow! Congratulations, Tricia!

Christine H said...

Here's another question, Tricia: What do you think of on-line or correspondance writing courses and how should you evaluate which one to take?

Jen's Journey said...

Congratulations, Tricia! I think you do write that well. But, I am biased. ;-) I know I have said "Ahhh!Ha!" I do hope you enjoy working on the book, however. I am sure you will do it justice.
What a blessing!

Jen