Monday, June 24, 2013

LDStorymakers Conference ~ ANNE PERRY You can do it. Do it beautifully.

I could not write fast enough while I listened to Anne Perry's keynote speech.
Here are a few of the quotes I did catch on paper:

Her favorite story is Dante's Divine Comedy. This is what she said about it: "It's one heck of a good yarn!"

On Writing:

  • We create stories to understand.
  • What is the difference between sentiment and sentimentality? One is trite, one is honest.
  • Write then go back and take out everything that isn't sincere or what you want to say.
  • You can write something that will enrich someone, either now or in the future.
  • Repetition weakens what your want to say.
  • Light on water touches me. What touches you? Bird song? Church bells? Share it. Write it the very best you can, then share it.

On belief:

  • I believe what we are here to do is emphasize with others.
  • We aren't punished for our sins but BY our sins.
  • Share your love, your faith, your doubt.
  • If nothing bad has happened to you, hang on, it will!
  • We have a Bible and a Book of Mormon an people have died to bring them to us.
  • Don't be ashamed to say something hurt or that you sat down in the middle of the night and wept. Then got up again.
  • The church bells call the faithful and frightened and all sorts of people to pray. 

You can do it. Do it beautifully.

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