I know lots of people that say they are going to write a novel this year. Be smart and watch this video first!
Monday, December 30, 2019
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Writers should be read—but neither seen nor heard.
—Daphne du Maurier
The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time.
Most of us find our own voices only after we’ve sounded like a lot of other people.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
All good #writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
On writing Fiction: "I wisely started with a map."
When you catch an adjective, kill it —perhaps the best possible advice for budding writers.
I write seven days a week, starting at 4 o'clock in the morning, including Christmas.
You are only as good as the best thing you've ever done.
If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
Let the readers do some of the work themselves.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.