That’s good writing advice from Thrill Me: Essays on Fiction, by Benjamin Percy.
If you’re a writer like me, you absolutely love reading about writing. And what’s better than reading writing advice from a writer you admire???
If you’re looking to read one of the treasure troves of wisdom from the writing genius who inspires you most, I’d suggest starting with one of these three:
Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott
My favorite quote: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”
My favorite quote: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
My favorite quote: “When people ask what you do, tell them you’re a writer. Put yourself on the line. Make a commitment.”
Happy writing my friends!