Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
—Robert Penn Warren
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
If you're thinking of an idea in the shower or while you're walking your dog, and if it still sticks the next day there’s probably something to it.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
I do not write with ease, nor am I ever please with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
—Henry Ward Beecher
Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait two years to know whether or not it was funny.
—Alain de Botton
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau
One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.
Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.