Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Get started

WRITING QUOTES: These are all quotes I've found about getting started and putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard).

"Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good." — William Faulkner

Whether I'm writing fiction or non-fiction, I just sit down and start writing. It could be in the beginning or in the middle. Then I go back and fix it. Often, the final result doesn't look like what I started with.

"The scariest moment is always just before you start." — Stephen King

It's strange (or maybe not) that scare-master Stephen King used the word "scariest."

"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." — Louis L'Amour

"Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand."
Henry Miller

"Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down."
Ray Bradbury

I especially like this one. I can envision what he's saying, and I suspect you can, too.

"You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing."
Shonda Rhomes

Sadly, I don't write every day; most days. But, even when I'm not writing, I'm thinking about it. It's part of me.

CONTACT: I can be reached at tgilli52@gmail.com or nc3022@yahoo.com. Also, my Twitter handle is EDITORatWORK.

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