Create distinction.

Create distinction.

Novel writing may be one of the most exhausting endeavors out there. Yet short spurts of wisdom are actually much more difficult. As William Faulkner said, the novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet.

I would add tweets, status updates and short blog posts to that poem category as well.

Create distinction. Say something with passion and also with meaning. But be careful of too much passion, or the wrong type of passion, because you may create disorder or disagreement or disassociation.

Or let the genius speak through you as Elizabeth Gilbert so brilliantly shares in this TED Talk.

To create distinction, use careful words.

About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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