Thursday, November 26, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Remember we are mortal, but poetry is not.
Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. Just do it and the confidence will follow.
The terrible thing about being a writer is that you don’t decide to become one, you discover that you are one.
You have to resign yourself to wasting lots of trees before you write anything really good.
I am not responsible for the ideas and opinions that my characters express.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Remember to get the weather in your damn book — weather is very important.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
I went on vacation last week. We rented a historic log cabin outside Ashville NC. It had a giant fieldstone fireplace and we had fires every morning and evening.
It refreshes my soul to get away. Go places I've never been. See new things.
On this trip, we went to the Biltmore Estate and gardens. Wow.
It was a real inspiration for writing...