September 15, 2011

Uninspiration

The lesson I've learned this week as a writer (though I'm sure it can be applied to many other subjects) is the following:

Don’t write when you’re uninspired.  For if you can’t see the story, and if you feel no passion, then how are you going to make the readers see and feel?

And thus do I continue to make progress on this long road to becoming an author.  Cheers!

~The Writing Apprentice

1 comment:

  1. Ha, funny. I just got this quote from AdviceToWriters.com:

    Write Stories That Please Yourself
    "I'll give you the sole secret of short-story writing, and here it is:
    1. Write stories that please yourself. There is no rule.
    2. The technical points you can get from Bliss Perry [my note: whoever that is].
    If you can't write a story that pleases yourself, you will never please the public. But in writing the story, forget the public."
    ~O. Henry

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