I’ve not been visiting my Twitter feeds lately.
It’s a good place to revisit for a little writer/creator wisdom.
But first, a 1:47 YouTube item.
The Power of Words
1. From Jon Winokur
Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad– including your own bad.
2. Also from Jon Winokur
“As long as you’re curious, hard-working and continue developing your craft, you can keep getting better for a lifetime…”
3 . From Maria Popova @brainpicker
Interesting thoughts from people much smarter than I am…
#Follow your curiosity and passion. What fascinates you will probably fascinate others. But, even if it doesn’t, you will have devoted your life to what you love…”
You must once and for all give up being worried about successes and failures…”
Keep A Diary
Keep a diary, but don’t just list all the things you did during the day. Pick one incident and write it up as a brief vignette. Give it color, include quotes and dialogue, shape it like a story with a beginning, middle and end—as if it were a short story or an episode in a novel. It’s great practice. Do this while figuring out what you want to write a book about. The book may even emerge from within this running diary.
Jordan Rosenfeld @Jordanrosenfeld
Don’t let yourself become bored with your writing or practice. Take #risks. #WritersGuide2Persistence #create
- Jordan Rosenfeld @Jordanrosenfeld
The more you write, the less fraudulent you’ll feel. This is why I call it a writing practice. #WritersGuide2Persistence #writelife
- Jon Winokur @AdviceToWriters
First-person narrators is the way I know how to write a #book with the greatest power and chance of artistic success.
- Jeff Goins @JeffGoins
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.” —G.K. Chesterton #amwriting #writingquote