balett

“Maybe the trick in teaching writing is really teaching people how to read—not just for story and sweep, although those factors are of paramount importance, but also to understand what language does to the reader on the level of the paragraph, the sentence, the word. How your choices as a writer ensure your reader’s experiences. The tactics and strategies employed by the writer are sometimes almost everything. I studied dance for a while as a kid, and I think learning to write is a lot like ballet training. Discipline, detail, sweat, repetition, the study of those who came before you.”

(Helen Schulman Fiction Coordinator, The Writing Program vid The New School i New York)

“Att lära sig skrivandets hantverk är ganska mycket som att lära sig dansa balett. Disciplin, noggrannhet, svett, repetition och att lära sig från de som redan gjort det.”

Disciplin, svett, repetition

Disciplin, svett, repetition

Disciplin, svett, repetition