Thought of the Day

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’Amour (1908 -1988) I can’t expound on this. L’Amour nailed it. If you want to write, you have to face down the demons (time, work, laziness, Real Housewives of Fill-in-the-Blank marathon) and just do it. Eliminating the distractionsContinue reading “Thought of the Day”

Friday Five: December 31, 2011

Wow. 2011 is almost over, and 2012 will soon be here. To celebrate, I’m following the lead of my favorite blogs that offer top tips in list format. This feature will cover writing and editing links (mostly), but there will always be something unexpected.  The Guardian: 50 Things I Learned About the Literary Life (The entireContinue reading “Friday Five: December 31, 2011”

Thought of the Day

“You don’t need confidence. Just write.” Paula Fox (Born 1923) I struggle with this everyday, but everyday I put pen to paper and see what appears. As I learned when writing a paper in college, you can edit crap on a page but you can’t edit a blank page.  So just write. It may beContinue reading “Thought of the Day”