One of my favorite recent purchases [August 2017 is recent for me] is the book, If You Can Talk, You Can Write by Joel Saltzman. [Not an affiliate link. I just couldn’t easily find how own website.]
Here are a few points I’ve revisited today in my reading session:
- “Whether you’re struggling with a single sentence or polishing a book-length manuscript, let progress be your guide, not perfection your nemesis.”
- “Along the way, you’ll develop technique, stamina and—if you’re lucky—the ability to make your next effort better than the last.”
- “Conquer your worry about not writing by writing every day—either by counting the minutes or counting the pages.” In my case, I’ve been counting the words. I’ve done so ever since the January 500 Word Challenge.
My other blog has the full post.
But I have to say, considering today is back to mid-50’s and damp,
I’m really pleased with yesterday’s lack of ambition.
The only thing that would make yesterday better is having a new dog cruising the yard…or mercilessly begging. [Sorry, writing police, for using an adverb.]
For the massive 115-word post, click below:
Let’s focus on Jon Winokur‘s tweets for today.
2. #Editing is the same thing as quarreling with writers. Same thing exactly. HAROLD ROSS #amwriting #publishing [Whew-boy, was I rediscovering that this morning…]
3. “When you’re #writing and come to a rough spot and the ideas just aren’t flowing, put down dummy text and keep on moving…” bit.ly/2F4kUvt #amwriting #writetips
4. There’s always room for a #story that can transport people to another place.
J.K. ROWLING #amwriting #fiction
5. #Creativity is the residue of wasted time.
ALBERT EINSTEIN #amwriting #writing #writinglife [I must be extremely creative.]