Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Quotes About Writing

 Catherine Brady says in Story Logic and the Craft of Fiction, “Rather than reduce motive to a single explanation, the real problem you face is to compound motive rather than declare it–To know how not to know.”


Gertrude Stein once said of the writing process, “It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.”


“Frustration is not an interruption of the process, frustration is the process.” Elizabeth Gilbert


Elizabeth Gilbert says:
“Creators should fight against the pull of Romanticism in their work and reject the notion that the artistic life must be one of suffering and torment. I encourage makers to recognize that when you pull your ego out of the game, your work can become a series of joyful collaborations (between artist and mystery, between artist and peers, between artist and audience). The important thing is to take responsibility for continuing to show up for your side of the bargain.”


Do you agree with these quotes? Why or why not?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

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