Scribes’ Cyber Salon
Encouraged by the spirited, informative, and inspiring discussion the writer’s quote and question generated last week, and in the tradition of literary salons, places writers gathered to discuss their work and ideas on the art and craft of writing, I launch Scribes’ Cyber Salon. Most of my favorite writing friends live all over the world, so we have to share this experience in cyberspace.
Every week, I’ll post a quote by a writer, well known or not so well known, and ask a question to stimulate contemplation and conversation. I look forward to your cyber company and comments. Take a seat and join the conversation.
So what do you think of this quote by John Updike?
“We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings. … Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.” (From Writer’s Digest)
Do you think your life is mundane and dull? Do you think it’s up to us, as writers, to make people’s lives interesting? I look forward to reading your answers.