Monday Motivation Category

Monday Motivation

I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.

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Monday Motivation

I only write when I’m inspired, so I see to it that I’m inspired every morning at nine o’clock.

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Monday Motivation

Your idea sucks. You know it to be true. But that’s okay, because all ideas suck until you turn them into a story.

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Monday Motivation

One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing — writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.

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Monday Motivation

I am not at all in a humour for writing. I must write on until I am.

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Monday Motivation

It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.

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Monday Motivation

Ideas are cheap. It’s the execution that is all important.

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Monday Motivation

As for “Write what you know,” I was regularly told this as a beginner. I think it’s a very good rule and have always obeyed it. I write about imaginary countries, alien societies on other planets, dragons, wizards, the Napa Valley in 22002. I know these things. I know them better than anybody else possibly could, so it’s my duty to testify about them.’

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Monday Motivation

Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come.

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Monday Motivation

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.

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