Friday, February 18, 2005

Jane the Writing Prof

You know, if there's anything I want to teach my students it's the concept expressed in the quote below: that an ability to become fascinated with new ideas, activities, etc. can lead to a wonderfully exciting life.

I do some freelance writing, and I told my Professional Writing Students about the articles: one on photo voltaics, one on renovating old houses, and one on driveway cracks. One student, a fairly smart one, wrinkled her nose. "Driveway cracks?" she said. Meaning "how boring!"

But I would argue that to be a writer, you have to have a capacity for fascination. Maybe to be a student, you need this, too. What do you think?

Back to Tae Kwon Do topics next time. I just had to say more about that cool quote.

2 comments:

Devon Ellington said...

Absolutely! Fascination is a must.

One of the things I like about being a writer is that I can puruse anything of interest and communicate my excitement to others.

Devon
http://inkinmycoffee.blogspot.com

Devon Ellington said...

Uh, that should read "pursue" in the previous post. Sorry. Too many hours on the computer today and my eyes hurt!