This is from a book called The Writer's Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekulak. "Since 1987 the New Times in San Luis Obispo, California has sponsored an annual contest for 'Fifty-Five Fiction.' These are short stories which must be- I kid you not- fifty-five words or less. Sounds impossible, right? That's what … Continue reading A Captivating Story in Fifty Three Words
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"Recently I was talking to a writer who described something she did whenever she moved to her writing table. I don’t remember exactly what the gesture was—there is something on her desk that she touches before she hits the computer keyboard—but we began to talk about little rituals that one goes through before beginning to … Continue reading Toni Morrison on Writing Rituals
Here are some of the best quote's from Steven Pressfield's excellent book, The War of Art. “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” “Are you paralyzed … Continue reading The War of Art
1. Proceed slowly and take care. 2. To ensure that you proceed slowly, write by hand. 3. Write slowly and by hand only about subjects that interest you. 4. Develop craftsmanship through years of wide reading. 5. Rewrite and edit until you achieve the most felicitous phrase/sentence/paragraph/page/story/chapter. Source.
This Creative Spark series from the Academy is so fun to watch. You get to see inside the homes and offices of some of the top screenwriters working today, and get a feel for their process and how they approach their writing each day. It’s nice to see these pros struggle with the same stuff … Continue reading A Few Videos to Watch During a Break from Writing