For many, the post-holiday “blahs” penetrate all aspects of life. In this cold, dark, seemingly endless month of January it’s easy to suffer a sense of letdown after the excitement of the holiday season. If you’re finding your creative spirit has taken a beating and 2015 isn’t exactly off to a prolific start, then hopefully some of these wise words will help you get out of a rut and find inspiration again.
Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.
If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.
W. Somerset Maugham
If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.
Orson Scott Card
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.
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