“The Star Wars franchise isn’t something I’ve followed, but the wisdom of Yoda and its applicability to the writing life continue to resonate with me. ‘Patience you must have, my young Padawan,’ ‘Do. Or do not. There is no try,’ and ‘A Jedi must have the deepest commitment’ are words to live by. If you write, you are a writer, and if you commit to writing, you will grow in your craft. Sit, put words to the page, and have patience. And above all else, believe. (If you don’t, Yoda has something to say about that too: ‘That is why you fail.’)”
– Christina Consolino, Senior Editor at Literary Mama
Christina Consolino is a scientist turned freelance editor and teacher and has had work featured in Brevity Blog, Flights: The Literary Journal of Sinclair Community College, HuffPost, Short Fiction Break, The Sunlight Press, and Tribe Magazine. She is coauthor of Historic Photos of University of Michigan and author of Rewrite the Stars, and she teaches writing classes at Word’s Worth Writing Connections.