Words are a puzzle; put them together the right way and you get something beautiful.
A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
Always move forward. Shelumiel liked to tell her that. He would look at her and say: “When you find yourself up against a strong force, always move forward. Never Stop. Something will have to give, and you know it won’t be you.”
–Flames of Courage by Hannah Heath
I work backwards with the ending in mind as I create art, stories, poems and books. Always in a process of becoming.
Lists are awesome. They keep us organized, they’re great for reminders, and they get stuff To Done. But putting together a list isn’t the same as writing, is it? Well, everyone’s process is a little different, but I would argue that lists are one of the best (and easiest) tools for a writer to utilize.
I don’t write a book so that it will be the final word; I write a book so that other books are possible, not necessarily written by me.
A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.
I love NaNoWriMo. Having a goal, a deadline, and a sense of community with other participants is a great feeling. But NaNoWriMo can become an all-consuming beast, and that’s not a healthy state for creatives.
Instead of letting NaNoWriMo become your one and only priority this November, here are some ways to make time for your other hobbies and still hit your writing goals.
We’re halfway to November and here comes the NaNoWriMo peer pressure. Everyone else is doing it, so maybe you’re feeling obliged to give it a go, even though you find the concept of writing 50,000 words in a single month absolutely terrifying.
While many writers find energy and inspiration from the thrill of a worthy challenge, this isn’t the route for everyone.
NaNoWriMo is still a fantastic tool for writers, regardless of how you use it! Here are some non-conventional ways you can repurpose NaNoWriMo for your own, more manageable, writing goals.