“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
Remake the world into the one you want. Starting now – put your own writing first. Spend 15 minutes (or more) when you wake up just writing. Wrestle with your muse and see who comes out on top.
I’m supposed to be writing a 15 page paper, but instead I stare at the blinking cursor that doesn’t seem to move anywhere fast.
What are your tips to make writers block disappear and stop procrastinating. I know I could use some help.
“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” ― Joss Whedon
Why do you write? Is it to give yourself strength or is it for something bigger than yourself?
Break the rules.
Try writing the last line of a poem first and work your way up to the beginning. Feel free to post your poem or leave a link in the comments.
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ― Stephen King
Your story matters. Write it.
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner
Sometimes I like to read trashy novels and I guess that is a good thing. Because reading is the best way to become a better writer. So today I am going to sit down and read one of those trashy romance novels that I used to love and absorb every word.
Write a love poem to your Chipotle burrito. Share your poem in the comments below.
Today is the first day of November which means that its the first day of NaNoWriMo. An entire month of novel writing is ahead of us.
Is anyone planning on trying it out? All it takes is some persistence and a lot of tears.