There are a lot of writers who refer to writing as “the craft.”
Crafts involve cute pairs of scissors, richly-colored markers and pencils, glittery paints and don’t-sniff-the-glue.
But writing? I think of it more often than not as the proverbial blood, sweat and tears–BST.
Playing with those letters, BST… sometimes you feel you’re at your “BEST” and other times you curse the “BASTARD.”
One thought on “Writing: the Craft? Please.”
Craft is the tools of writing, but how you work with them determines if it is the glitter mess or art. Both Preschoolers and artists use paint, but they create different results. (And there are a good deal of both in the writing world.)