Don’t Let Anybody Squash You

Because first off, you're not a bug. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.- Anne Lamott I was dismayed this morning when another blogger mentioned that someone had tried to tell … Continue reading Don’t Let Anybody Squash You

You know it’s a bad sign when…

...the novel you're working on makes you cringe at the idea of actually showing it to someone. So what to do. I can toss the whole thing, forget it ever existed, and start something else, hoping it'll be better. I can revise, losing large chunks of what I've already written and take the story in … Continue reading You know it’s a bad sign when…

Achieving our intent

'The writer's intention hasn't anything to do with what he achieves.  The intent to earn money or the intent to be famous or the intent to be great doesn't matter in the end.  Just what comes out.' Lillian Hellman Do we have an 'intent' when we set out to write something? I guess in the … Continue reading Achieving our intent

Daily Quote with a dash of humor

'Contrary to what many of you may imagine, a career in letters is not without its drawbacks - chief among them the unpleasant fact that one is frequently called upon to sit down and write.' Fran Lebowitz A modern Dorothy Parker, she's been called. If I could I'd never do anything but write: at the … Continue reading Daily Quote with a dash of humor