I just realized that I hadn't done a post on the keynote speaker from my LTUE Conference I attended. As it was amazing, I am going to quickly rectify that situation. The keynote speaker was Tracy Hickman co-creator of the Dragonlance Chronicles. The following are my notes and thoughts on the speech.
~ Principle #1 - No book lives until it is read. The reader creates the meaningful experience.
*Literature is an art form where the final performance takes place while the original artist is not present.
*The meaningful experience is found in the white space between the words. It is what happens when the reader and the writer's creation come together.
*It does NOT matter if you are published. It matters if you are read.
~ Principle #2 - The spirit of the work speaks to us through the white spaces between the words.
~ Principle #3 - The only constant is change... each thing we write and every experience we have cannot help but change us.
Tracy was awesome and really brought his points home. Each point is worth pondering.
I am going to a writer's conference this weekend (yippee!), so I won't be around much. I promise to have notes to share next week for anyone who is interested! :)