Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Teaser Tuesdays (December 9) – a day late
Should Be Reading hosts the Teaser Tuesdays weekly event.
My modified rules are as follows:
Grab your current read. Pick two or three “teaser” sentences more or less at random from the book, anywhere on the page. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your teaser from… that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! (Please avoid spoilers!) (Read the official Teaser Tuesday rules.)
My teaser (still reading one of the same books as last week):
“Writers often doubt their vocation and find themselves in droughts that, unlike the normal rhythm of arid seasons and more productive ones, can cause unnatural silences. Joan Acocella observes that ‘writer’s block’ is a modern phenomenon, the result of a change in perceptions of artistic inspiration. ‘Before,’ she states, ‘writers regarded what they did as a rational, purposeful activity which they controlled. By contrast, the early Romantics came to see poetry as something externally, and magically, conferred,’ and were convinced that they would produce their best work in their early years.’” (p. 149).
This is from Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks and A Writer’s Life by Kathleen Norris.