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[Teacher-TalkNovel] Where do novels come from
From: Caldwell, John W. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Apr 28 2006 - 00:40:01 EDT
Hello everyone! I am taking the second course. I just watched the fourth video last night, "where do novels come from". I want to make a comment on it. My comment is that I had totally forgotten that writing novels is an Art form. You see, I read all the time, - newspapers, journals, magazines, online news reports, and so on. Almost all technical info, and very formal. When I watched the fourth video where Diane Rheem interviewed the lady (I forget her name) who wrote the Harry potter novels, I remembered how I felt when I used to paint and sculpt a few years back. My pulse would race and I would get physically excited. I would talk constantly to anyone who would listen to my ideas. I also remembered how I felt when I took a creative writing class in college. It was the same feeling. It literally overwhelmed me. The authors interviewed expressed the same feelings. I think I feel that anyone who doesnt feel this way really shouldn't be in the business. This is where the phrase "Labor of Love" comes from. A
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