Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Quotes of the Week
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
The highest duty of the writer, the composer, the artist, is to remain true to himself and let the chips fall where they may.
—John F. Kennedy
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!
—L. Frank Baum
Right now—whether you're in writing courses getting "paid" in credit for writing, or burdened and distracted by earning a living and changing diapers—figure out how to make writing an integral part of your life.
You can't control the success or failure of a thing you work on. You can only control the thing you work on.
A story happens when two equally appealing forces, or characters, or ideas try to occupy the same place at the same time.
Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page.
Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit what people think. Do what you have to do for you.