"If you haven't got an idea, start a story anyway. You can always throw it away, and maybe by the time you get to the fourth page you will have an idea, and you'll only have to throw away the first three pages."
William Campbell Gault
For writers, sometimes ideas come
easy. Inspiration can come to us in the shower, on the drive home from
work, while we're reading. Ideas can take form from something someone
says in passing conversation, the lyrics in a song, the words printed on
a sign. But sometimes, our creative outlets are tapped. When you're in a
writing rut, nothing seems worth writing about.
But what happens when you get to the fourth page, or the tenth, and
you still don't have any ideas? We all have days when it seems no matter
how much we write, or how hard we try, the writing just isn't there.
And that's okay. Not everything we write is publishable or close to perfect. Sometimes it's just practice.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Today, I was inspired by a teen writer who I read about on the NaNoWriMo blog
At only 17 years old, Linda Ge is a NaNoWriMo veteran (she has participated since the seventh grade and won four times) and a co-proprietor of Teens Writing for Teens. A great resource for young adults to find the support and inspiration to write.
In light of some negative things we've been hearing in the news, it's refreshing to hear about teens like this!
She offers her writing advice on the NaNo blog here.