Friday, August 11, 2006

Honor the story...

It is my belief that if we truly honor the story in us by being ruthless yet tender in its telling, we have reached into other hearts as well.

--Charlene Baumbich, ASJA member, journalist, and novelist


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

The delicate balance Baumbich described suggests to me the balance of tough-love parents must exercise toward their children. By refusing to discipline the story's development we effectively spoil it, allowing it to chase tangents instead of taking the shape our original vision dictated. Once held to its correct form, we must tenderly nurture it to maturity, when it will stand on its own and perform its work of shaping readers' lives.

That's a long way of saying what Baumbich said economically.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Tricia Goyer said...

Wow. I like that, Jim~

9:53 PM  

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