For me, writing is a tangled strand of emotions. Assignments combine fear of the blank page, pressure of a looming deadline and the deeply felt satisfaction of telling a story well. Here’s a collection of thoughts on writing that have inspired my journey. Send me your favorites and I’ll add them to the list.
“There’s no such thing as perfect writing, just like there’s no such thing as perfect despair.”
“Writing is almost a place of dreams for me, and I don’t have to give up anything to do it.”
“I try to leave out the parts readers skip.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
“Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.”
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”