Friday, February 8, 2013

Take Charge of Your Writing Career

“I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.” 

I recently started to read Upton Sinclair's The Jungle once again.  As I began reading through this classic novel, I came to realize that my desire to assist others with their artistic goals like creative writing is a major undertaking.  I can see how my contribution to others, especially my community's youth, can lead to someone actually exploring a career of working with words.

Sinclair's works exposed the corruption of capitalism and the muck and mire of materialism.  We can hardly imagine anyone except the enigmatic Daniel Day Lewis in his oil baron portrayal of the main character of the cinematic version of Sinclair's novel Oil! (also known as "There Will be Blood").  Such characters are the type of signature that makes the struggle of The Jungle's Jurgis as engrossing as the Joads in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath.

Join me in an effort to nurture young creative talent who will soon give birth to a new generation of literature and journalism that our world desperately needs.  Our fundraiser will support young creative writers develop their talent and skills to create new works worthy of satisfying our hunger for quality literature.

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