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This work earns cult classic status for the sheer number of struggling writers who attest to not only reading the book a half dozen times but even carrying it on their person when they’re battling Resistance. An absolute must-read for writerly types.

No one in any other occupation feels the have to get it tight the first time. -

  • Kate Sawyer

    I hope the people in at least a few other occupations do feel they have to get it right the first time . . . surgeons, dentists, veterinarians, police officers, firefighters, judges, lawyers, heck, even hairstylist--I don't want any of these people messing up the first time around and requesting a 'redo'.

12 Closing Thoughts on Time | Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Stephen King Predicts That Physical Books Are Here to Stay

Light Denied: Is it ever ok to give up? What if you're facing physical difficulties that make artistic creation challenging? @Sophie Weeks shares her thoughts.

Keep the best ones, throw out the worst ones, and rewrite the rest. -

If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Work Week

A home demolition reminds @Jennifer Hotes that while creation takes time, destruction can be all too easy. "[L]ike that house across the street from me, the final product can be torn down in a blink..."

One From The Heart (Not): "There's a lot said about what art is meant to be, and what you need to do to be a true artist," muses Jonathan Gould.

Let it take the time it needs. -

Fast Writing Tip #19. Answer customer questions. Every customer question is a potential new chapter or sub-chapter. Answer each question thoroughly. Compile responses into your book.

Quotable - Joseph Epstein - Writers Write Creative Blog

Rewriting is the real work of writing. -

No one writes a perfect novel the first time out of the chute. -

"'Does Social Media Marketing Work' or 'Yes, Authors, You Do Need A Platform.'" @Katherine Sears outlines current trends in book discovery and relationship marketing.