Goddess of Slush Angela Still has a piece up on Celebrities in Disgrace this week in which she reflects on Evan Lysacek, Evgeni Plushenko, and the magic that occurs when a public figure conducts himself with class.
Writers aren’t the same kind of public figures, of course: no one pays to watch us frown and pound on the keyboard, and most of us will never get the sort of attention that Olympic participants do. But we do have public careers which are judged by not only our performance at the thing for which people pay (the writing) but also our conduct in the trade journals, the cons, the blogs, the twitter. I see lessons for writers in this, too. But then I see lessons for writers in everything.
Thanks for some truly worthwhile thoughts, Angela!