She uses as one example some author named Shakespeare. Constance writes that Shakespeare invented, “long haired, lackluster, unqualified, green-eyed, heartsick and hot-blooded’ to name a few.
Earlier she quotes Walt Whitman, “I like limber, lasting, fierce words.”
Operationally correct is not the way to go. Remember the Harry Chapin song about the little boy painting and not doing the colors as the teacher thought he should? Do our schools make future writer’s boring? How is a balance between good writing and creative found?
Teachers arise. Tell us what is going on today to instill creativity? As I said to one of my professors, I don’t want to be an academic. I want to be a writer of books. Before it is too late. I am almost old.