Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 18 of the Golden Coffee Cup: Originality

Today’s high five come from the cover of Louise Spiegler’s book, Amethyst Road. Yah, this is the German cover.

Louise has another book, The Jewel and Key, coming in the next year or so. I’ve read it and it is wonderful. Louise writes rich stories which have a unique viewpoint and stand out originality. I always have that sense with her writing that this world is a place I’ve never been before. Her story telling is not fettered by anyone’s conventions. This is a singular viewpoint, an original voice.

Today, I’d like each Golden Coffee Cupper to take a little time to think about what sets you apart as a writer. Ask your critique group partners. Then ask yourself, are you using your strengths to their strongest advantage? The answer to this question might put some wind in your sails.

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision
. Edith Wharton

I’d like to cheer for another Golden Coffee Cupper,Kjersten Hayes. Kjersten is certainly an original! A talented artist with a unique point of view. You can own a piece of her unique work. Check out her site store.

Last up, some major holy snapping. SNAP! SNAP! SNAP! for Holly Cupala. Using the ancient technology of the telephone, she let me know that she added 5000 words to her WIP in one day. No pressure, folks.


Kjersten said...

Wow, Thanks for the cheer, Molly! It gives me just the boost for getting at my drawing this morning. I've loved all the high fives and encouragement, by the way. This is great.

MollyMom103 said...

Yay for work!

holly cupala said...

Yay, Kjersten! I love your illustrations and paper art - just wonderful. thanks for stopping by today - hope my crazy day of unprecedented productivity will be encouraging (and maybe I can figure out how to do it again and catch up...?)