September 29, 2012

Day #3 Quotes for Writers

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever noticed that the writers who are known to be recluses or dislike going out into society tend to write the strangest stuff? I think they create a claustrophobic life and it affects them mentally.
From the Garden of Eden, we were meant to be social, to do things, to actually live life. When we fail to do so on a regular basis, our thoughts and our writing grow stale.
It is the experiences and interactions of life that give us something to write about, that breathe life into our words.
The best way to overcome writers block and to write better is to leave the computer screen and walk out life. This is where clarity comes and ideas are born.
If you’re writing is flat and boring, create a life that isn’t and see what happens to your writing.
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