“One being asked, why his head was all gray, but not one white haire on his beard, answered, it is no wonder: for the haire of my head, is older than that of my beard, by twenty yeares.”
Archibald Armstrong, A Banquet of Jests and Merry Tales
“…I believe plotting and the spontaneity of real creating aren’t compatible…my basic belief about the making of the stories is that they pretty much make themselves. The job of the writer is to give them a place to grow…”
Stephen King, On Writing
“To begin with, you must teach the unconscious to flow into the channel of writing. Psychologists will forgive us for speaking so airily about “teaching” the unconscious to do this or that. To all intents and purposes that is what happens; but less elegantly and more exactly we might say that the first step towards being a writer is to hitch your unconscious mind to your writing arm.”
Dorothea Brande, Becoming a Writer
- Write more.
- Write even more.
- Write even more than that.
- Write when you don’t want to.
- Write when you do.
- Write when you have something to say.
- Write when you don’t.
- Write every day.
- Keep writing.
Brian Clark, Copyblogger