What inspires you to write?

A certain feeling, or idea? A shade, or color? A memory, or a dream? Grab every little thing that sparks your imagination, and use it. The bobbing head of a black bird, the way a leaf twists in the chill wind, the boiling shape of a cloud. The twirl of your gut while falling from …

Interesting things

True discipline is remembering and recovering--inventing if necessary--what interests you. If it doesn't interest you how could it possibly interest anyone else? ~ Verlyn Klinkenborg Writing is so much more engaging when it's about something the writer is interested in. Notice I said the writer, not the reader. If the writer is interested in what they are writing …

Create without conditions

Imagine a cellist playing one of Bach's solo suites. Does he consider his audience? (Did Bach, for that matter?) Does he play the suite differently to audiences of different incomes and educations and social backgrounds? No, the work selects its audience. -- Verlyn Klinkenborg One could argue the above quote by noting that pop bands …

Every writer

"Every writer I know has trouble writing." - Joseph Heller I love seeing quotes like these. Writers tend to be a solitary species, in my experience, so I think can sometimes talk themselves into believing they are terrible, just because they are having a hard time. Well, every writer has a hard time, even the best …

WRITE NOW

Are you a writer? Because a writer is someone who writes things, not someone who avoids writing things. That, my friend, is a procrastinator. Stop thinking about it. Stop considering your options. Stop telling yourself 'now isn't the right time.' Sit down, put your fingers over the keys/grab a pen, and WRITE. There's no such …

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