Wednesday, April 28, 2021
The profession of book writing makes horse racing look like a solid, stable business.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Paper is more patient than man.
The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.
—Daphne Du Maurier
As far as I'm concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning.
Write for yourself and yourself alone. Don’t try to please anyone else, and don’t be afraid of anyone.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
My sister lives in Costa Rica and she is currently visiting me. I get to hang with both my sisters today. I am writing this post before anyone else is awake in the house. Sipping coffee. Relaxing.
--Life is good.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
—W. Somerset Maugham
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham
The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day's work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
If a writer falls in love with you, you will never die.
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
The worse day writing is better then the best day at work.
Talent is extremely common. What is rare is the willingness to endure the life of the writer.
Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can write anything good.
Learning how to be a good reader is what makes you a good writer.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.
If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy or both – you must stay drunk on #writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy or both – you must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.
I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations. They generally produce their worst work when they do that.
The only thing worth writing about is the conflict in the human heart.
The most regretful people on earth, are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.
—George RR Martin