Seven Habits Of Successful Writers:
3. Write More
4. Keep Writing
5. Finish Writing
7. Go Write Something Else
"Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?"
Tanith Lee (via writingquotes)
This is one of my favorite little comics on here.
Wow, this is exactly how I feel about life.
yes this describes so much
I’ve never seen something that sums it up so well
"Taking a long walk and crying also is helpful for writer’s block. You don’t have to walk and cry at the same time but you can. I have."
ON WRITER’S BLOCK #2
"One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These things fill from behind, from beneath, like well water. Similarly, the impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. You open your safe and find ashes."
Revision, part deaux
"Reading is never a waste of time."
Roberto Bolanõ, 2666 (via preparatorytoanythingelse)
"Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it’s very shocking to the system."
"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss."
Nora Ephron (via iamunheardd)