“A book is waiting to be read. When you open that book, you give it life. Let it live. It wants to live,” I often advised my students. Yes, I know books are inanimate, lifeless. They are simply words on pages (or Kindles or Nooks or other e-readers, but that’s not the point) bound together. Lifeless.
But books don’t have to be lifeless. They can lead you anywhere and to anything. Books can take us on journeys, teach us lessons, foster our imaginations, help us to appreciate others, and so much more.
Yes, books serve as our travel agents to anywhere and can leave us laughing, crying or both along the way.
But for a book to live, it needs to be opened.
Cort Ruddy, writer, needs a hug.
Well, have you? This writer is waiting for that hug.
Actually, Cort Ruddy of ruddybits.com suggested the hugging. However, I like the advice as well. No surprise since I’m a huge fan of Cort’s writing. And I think you’ll like it to.
A little background: Cort is a writer, husband and father of four, living in upstate New York. When not busy working from home as a Public Relations consultant, he can be found driving kids to various activities, teaching at Syracuse University, and, of course, writing yet-to-be published books and for his blog, ruddybits.com.
Have You Hugged a Writer Today?
Being a writer can really suck. Yet it’s also one of the most soul-cleansing, cathartic and gratifying things a person can do.
I’m a writer, and I love it. But sometimes I hate it.
I think I need to explain.