You Don’t Have to be a Tortured, Guilt-ridden, Flagellating Soul!

writing, Dorothy Parker, famous quotes, famous authors      Dorothy Parker famously said:  “I hate writing. I enjoy having written.”

‘Don’t we all? We love the end result, the feeling of accomplishment and creative  fulfillment. But the hardest thing for most writers is the simple act of getting started. ‘ (

     ‘NO!  Not true!  Or at least that’s not how I feel about the art of writing.  I can’t wait to see where my characters will lead me.  I don’t force it.  I don’t tell myself ‘I must write today’ or ‘I must write for two hours every day’.  Sometimes I don’t write at all and sometimes (thankfully most times) I will write up to 3,000 words at one sitting.

You don’t have to be a tortured, guilt-ridden, flagellating soul.  Go to your writing as if you are meeting up with a great friend.  Go to your writing as if you are thirsty and have found a crystal clear pool of mountain water.  Go to your writing as if you are being re-united with a lost love.  Go to your writing as if it is the next breath you need.

I believe that if you dread it, procrastinate, hate it, you are writing the wrong thing.  Put it away for now.  Start something you are excited about.  Write something you love writing about.

Find that something to write that makes you ‘hate’ the time it takes to shower, eat, sleep, do errands.  You can shower, eat, sleep do errands, later.  WRITE!’  ~~ Trisha Sugarek

Joseph Johns, famous quotes, famous authors                 “It’s simple.  You just take something and do something to it, and then do something else to it.  Keep doing this, and pretty soon you’ve got something.”  ~~ Jasper Johns


“Nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be.”   ~~Joseph Campbellfamous quotes, famous authors,


“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”
Chinese Proverb famous quotes, chinese proverb, writing

famous quotes, famous authors, Isaac Asimov  “If my doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.” ~~Isaac Asimov





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I have had a wonderful response from other authors and will feature an interview once a month . I have invited such luminaries as: Ann Purser, Susan Elia MacNealMark Childress, Rhys Bowen, Dean Koontz, Sheryl Woods, Jo-Ann Mapson, Jeffrey Deaver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Amber Winckler, Robert McCammon, Sue Grafton, Walter Mosley, Nora Roberts, and many others.

So come along with me; we shall sneak into these writers’ special places, be a fly on the wall and watch them create!  Mark Childress was our April author.  Robert McCammon was our May writer. Caroline Leavitt is June‘s author.  July features Rhys Bowen.  Sue Grafton is August’s author and September will feature Tasha Alexander.  Slick mystery writer, Andrew Grant will join us this winter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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