Here’s a funny one:
How do you know if your child is a writer? Your obstetrician holds his stethoscope to your abdomen and only hears excuses.
Jordan Rosenfeld @Jordanrosenfeld
A scene feels purposeful when you give the character that stars in it an intention, or a goal to pursue. #makeAscene
Hemingway’s advice on writing: In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better.”
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.
We writers can apply all these emotions to our work.
Even if all we’re doing is establishing some warmup momentum, these can definitely pay off.
from Jordan Rosenfeld
Good advice, but not always applicable in my case. There are times when it occurs to me that some of my project need to be, if not merged, at least juggled simultaneously. [Juggling, of course, implies that sometimes creative gravity takes over and objects are dropped. But hey! At least I got them up in the air.]
Jon Winokur @AdviceToWriters
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. –PABLO PICASSO
Geez, I hate it when a well-targeted Tweet or nugget of advice arrives at the very moment I’m lip-diddling
or ‘organizing’ my iTunes collections or god-knows-what. This is one of those Tweets.