Monday Motivation (#1)


It’s Monday, the first day of the work week for many. If you need some motivation, for writing or life in general, this new weekly blog series is for you. I’m going to highlight quotes from authors or characters in books to help you get your week off to the right start.

“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” ~ Jane Yolen

“Half my life is an act of revision.” ~ John Irving

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” ~ William Faulkner

“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” ~ Orson Scott Card

In summary:

  • write every day to keep your writing muscles in shape. It gets easier the more often you practice.
  • revision is a normal (and necessary) part of the process, not a flaw.
  • take chances and get your thoughts down on paper.
  • take a look at the world around you and use that as a basis for story ideas.

Hope this helps get your week off to a great start!

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