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It's not right, but it's okay
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the_elyan From: the_elyan Date: November 12th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting. I especially like your point about the things emerging into the light of day not being what you expected, or hopped they'd be. There's a word in The Meaning of Liff for "stones which looked fabulous and interesting washed by the sea but which, later, appear to be just stones, yet which children still insist of filling the suitcase with". There's nothing wrong with thast instinct, because you stone you end up with still fires the memory of the diamond in your mind, and the diamond is thus a part of the stone, or the idea of the satone in any case.
To be more accurate, there's nothing wrong with it providing you don't allow the weight of stones to either drag you to the bottom, or prevent you from recognising a physical diamond when it's in front of you.

If you get chance, read "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg. I think you'd find it interesting and stimulating, and it might chime with your own ideas. It's one of my favourite books, even if my copy is on long-term loan somewhere.

Though it's on a somewhat less rarefied plane, "No Plot? No Problem!" by Chris baty (the bible of NaNoWriMo) is also worth a stab.
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