Monday, September 14, 2009

Tips for the Determined Writer

  • Tom Clancy says that 'writing is most of all an exercise in determination.'

Determine to write.

Determine to keep at it, one word at a time; one sentence at a time; one paragraph at a time; one page at a time.

Determine that nothing will interfere with your writing time, save emergencies and family 'musts.'

Determine that you'll ignore the ringing phone, the knocks on the doors, the wandering mind.

Determine to do one new thing for your writing today.

Action is the antidote to despair. --Joan Baez


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