Monday, January 16, 2012
Inspiration, Not Perspiration
There are days I have no idea what to write on my blog.
There are days I don't feel like doing writing practice.
But I do it.
Writing Practice requires I simply show up at the blank page, and write.
I remember to set my trusty clock timer and just write, write, write, write, write.
Of course, I also wear my lucky writing shirt, pull out my trusted fast writing lucky pen, and sit in my lucky chair, on my luckier pillow. I'm just kidding.
Here are a few of my favorite writing quotes on inspiration:
"To keep writing talents strong and sharp, nourish the space where they came from...See fine art, hear soothing music, taste wonderful foods, touch fantastic texture or smell exotic aromas."--Joyce Locking
"What comes from the heart goes to the heart."--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."--William Faulkner
"Efficiency of a practically flawless kind may be reached naturally in the struggle for bread. But there is something beyond a higher point, a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride beyond mere skill; almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art-which is art."--Joseph Conrad
Until this time next time.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna