A Quote: On Actually Writing

Below is a quote I discovered which encompasses my beliefs in being consistent in my writing.

"The great advantage of a badly written page is that it can be rewritten. It can be improved. A blank page is zero. In fact, it’s worse than zero, because it represents territory you’re afraid, unwilling, or too lazy to explore. Avoid exploring this territory long enough, and you’ll abandon your book."


This entire article from Timothy Hallinan is a fantastic resource if you feel you are having any problems with keeping focused on your goal. He talks about good habits and goes into detail on many elements of a novel.

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Shannon said...

Oh, I think that really neatly sums up why I prefer to edit than write!

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