Writing is hard work and it's tough to figure out what kind of schedule works. Thus, we've decided that we're going to find and share the unique routines of successful writers. Let us know if you try any of them and if they work for you! "I tend to wake up very early. Too early. … Continue reading Writing Routines: Barbara Kingsolver
“There’s nothing to stop a man from writing unless that man stops himself. If a man truly desires to write, then he will. Rejection and ridicule will only strengthen him. And the longer he is held back the stronger he will become, like a mass of rising water against a dam. There is no losing in writing, it will make … Continue reading Quote of the Day
"The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me." "There's no one way to be creative. Any old way will work."
"You have to resign yourself to wasting lots of trees before you write anything really good. That's just how it is. It's like learning an instrument. You've got to be prepared for hitting wrong notes occasionally, or quite a lot. That's just part of the learning process. And read a lot. Reading a lot really … Continue reading Quote of the Day
"The wise screen writer is he who wears his second-best suit, artistically speaking, and doesn’t take things too much to heart. He should have a touch of cynicism, but only a touch. The complete cynic is as useless to Hollywood as he is to himself. He should do the best he can without straining at … Continue reading Quote of the Day
So you want to start your book or your screenplay. You have the plot, the theme, the characters. You're pretty sure you know where you want it to go. The only problem is that you have no idea how to start writing it. Something just won't let you get those words onto the page. Or … Continue reading Weird Ways To Kill Writer’s Block
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to … Continue reading Quote of the Day
Anyone else find this painfully accurate? Luckily, we have a strict "No Procrastination" rule here at theOffice. Happy Friday and have a creative weekend!