Writing can be time consuming, frustrating and I’ll say it, a little tedious. It shouldn’t be, especially if it’s your passion, but stuff happens (especially when it comes to revisions). So when I’m at my wits end I take a break, find a book and the nearest quiet area. Sometimes I take a walk or watch a re-run of the Big Bang Theory.
It’s a break with a purpose: either to enrich me, relax me, or make me laugh. Today I went in search of all three. I found some wise, funny or weird words from writers, famous, infamous or otherwise.
Hunter S. Thompson:
With novels such as “The Rum Diaries,” “Hells Angels,” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” I’d say his advice worked. Some more of his words to write to…“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~ Arthur Plotnik, The Elements of Editing