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Friday, September 29, 2006

Day Six: September BIAW

"All words are pegs to hang ideas on." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"The faster I write the better my output. If I'm going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them." ~ Raymond Chandler

"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." ~ Robert Cromier

"The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails." ~ James Joyce

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish."~John Jakes

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Day Five: September BIAW

"Writing is not a profession, occupation or job; it is not a way of life: it is a comprehensive response to life." --Gregory McDonald

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.” --Peter De Vries

"Every writer I know has trouble writing." --Joseph Heller

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Day Four: September BIAW

Thought for today:

Just write.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Day Three: September BIAW

Take a "I CAN DO it!" attitude with your writing today.

"Write with major intent. Nothing less will do."
--Paul Raymond Martin

Monday, September 25, 2006

Day Two: September BIAW

"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. " --Sharon O'Brien

Have you made this discovery yet? Do you wake up in the morning and think, "I can't wait to write!"?

Before you sit down to write today, take a moment and ponder the above quote. Think about the process of discovery in your writing. Then clear your mind, take a deep breath, and put pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and let yourself write. Immerse yourself in your story. Feel every single emotion. Put yourself right there with your characters.

What will you discover today? The possibilities are endles...

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Day One: September BIAW

"Keep going. Writing is finally play, and there's no reason why you should get paid for playing. If you're a real writer, you'll write no matter what. "-- Irwin Shaw

"Writing a book is like driving a car at night. You only see as far as your headlights go, but you can make the whole trip that way." -- E.L. Doctorow

"The first secret of good writing: We must look intently, and hear intently, and taste intently." --James J. Kilpatrick

Friday, September 22, 2006

BIAW Set for Sunday!

For those of you interested in doing a BIAW starting on Sunday, September 24 (or on Monday, if you'd prefer), please go ahead and leave a comment on this entry. I'll be posting encouragement throughout the week.

Hope to see you!