September 29, 2012

Day #5 Quotes for Writers


“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” Gene Fowler

Anyone who has ever come to a fresh page with absolutely no idea what to write has certainly experienced this blood on the forehead syndrome, especially if a deadline is looming!
It’s agonizing to try to force what simply isn’t there.
Even if you know what you want to say, it’s not always easy getting the words to cooperate.
This is why I jot down ideas as they come, the same with words or phrases that come to me. It takes a lot of pain out of the thinking part of writing. I’m never starting from scratch.
Take my advice: Don’t stare at a blank piece of paper. It’s not good for your health. Either come to the page armed with ideas, or get up and do something until the words start flowing.
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