Blogger: Wendy Lawton
I thought it would be interesting to debate the two pieces of advice writers hear most often.
The first is to write from your passion. No doubt you’ve sat through many a workshop where you were told to forget trying to write for “the market.” That you’ll only be successful if you write out of your own heart.
And, of course, there’s the possibility of middle ground. Benjamin Franklin said, “If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” And Dale Carnegie advises, “Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
So I’m looking forward to your take on this. Which is more important, passion or pure practicality? I’m going to let you chew on this in the comments and then I’ll pop in later in the day with my comments.