Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Writing a first draft is very much like watching a Polaroid develop. You can't--and, in fact, you're not supposed to--know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Even after a thousand pages we don't want to leave the world the writer has made for us, or the make-believe people who live there...The Rings trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien is a perfect example of this."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"What I've learned to do when I sit down to work on a shitty first draft is to quiet the voices in my head...Left to its own devices, my mind spends much of its time having conversations with people who aren't there. I walk along defending myself to people, or exchanging repartee with them, or … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I have my own dislikes--I believe that anyone using the phrase 'That's so cool' should have to stand in the corner, and that those using the far more odious phrases 'at this point in time' and  'at the end of the day' should be sent to bed without supper."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not ONE of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts." "All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much."--Anne … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Writing can be a pretty desperate endeavor, because it is about some of our deepest needs: our need to be visible, to be heard, our need to make sense of our lives, to wake up and grow and belong."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird