I love to read, but what I really need just now, in the middle of life, is to become a better writer.
To achieve my goal I have chosen the best possible mentor, advisor and guide (no, its not Virgil…I definitively need a more modern supervisor, and I need her to be a woman). My plan is to spend 2012 in companion with Virginia Woolf.
Not only a brilliant author; Woolf was also very clever when talking about the more practical side of things, about how to write, about writing as craft and skill. As readers we can follow her development through her numerous journals and shorter stories.
I have read most of her fictional work before, and even published a shorter piece on The Waves several years ago. But I see that my understanding of her texts changes over time, and will try to reread most of her books in the months to come. And this time, as already mentioned, I am reading it all with the intention of becoming a better writer –
Botticelli: Madonna del Magnificat (1481)
Hm…, I’m rather astonished that I dare tell you this … my only comfort being that I write my texts in Norwegian, so I guess (hope?) most of you, dear blog-readers, can’t really judge my rate off success or failure –