Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Write, write, write.

"I have advice for people who want to write. I don't care whether they're 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can't be a writer if you're not a reader. It's the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it's for only half an hour — write, write, write."
— Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle wrote A Wrinkle in Time and several other young adult novels, but Wrinkle is the only one I read as we were required to in middle school. I wasn't really into it as it was a bit heavy on the Christian passages and I've never been a pious person. Still, that quote above still made an impact on me and there's nothing religious about it. That advice is the backbone of all writers even if it's not quite the first time anyone ever said it.

It's essential for any serious writer to basically do what the job implies everyday. I know it's not easy, hell, I know I don't keep up with it like I should, but it's a new month and I guess I'm committing to the schedule. Because I know it's important and I'm just going to sit on my ass not going anywhere in life without pushing myself to make that commitment.

So, here's to writing everyday, maybe not on this blog, maybe not always on the computer, but certainly sticking to it and hopefully getting some real stories down here for you to read.

Maybe you'll do the same, or not. Whatever.

Cheers.

4 comments:

  1. I dont like writing but I have drawn stuff that i never show anyone. (mostly pokemon hentai that i drew when I was like 13) But the concept is the same.

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  2. a lot of modern writers need to learn how to write instead of stringing words together

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