All writers have periods when they stop writing, when they cannot write, and this is always painful and terrible because writing is like breathing. - Audre Lorde
The one thing I dislike about the writing process is the sometimes-loneliness of it all. Readers only get to see the glamour part of a bound book, not some of the agonizing moments one has while constructing it.
– Mary Rodgers
Interestingly enough this is not so for me. I venture into the story together with my characters. They set off, and I tag along, seeing and writing down what mischief they bring about, or what situations they end up in (and how they get out of them again).
My only problem sometimes is that I must work like crazy to keep up with them. (i am very glad I can type fast.)
Writing like Mary Rodgers has not hit me often. I do recall a few times that I knew where I was (in the story) and where I wanted to go, but that it took a while to find the bridge to get there. And to be honest: it is nice to have a break from all these adventures once in a while. 🙂
How does that work for you, dear reader, if you are an author as well?
Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark places it leads.
– Erica Jong
Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear – and devils too.
– Graycie Harmon
One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter — who was a child at the time — asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?”
And I replied, “Because I want to see how the story turns out!”
-Louis L’Amour, novelist (1908-1988)
The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh. - Carl Reiner
It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write.
– Sinclair Lewis
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
– Brian Aldiss
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
– Edward De Bono