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Sophia

Per Walter Mosley: This Year You Write Your Novel - 1. Write Every Day...the time you decide on is the time you do your best work...2. Write without restraint...cross over the lines of self-restraint...3. Avoid procastination...For that time you have set aside to write...don't do anything else.

Sophia

Per Walter Mosley: This Year You Write Your Novel - 1. Write Every Day...the time you decide on is the time you do your best work...2. Write without restraint...cross over the lines of self-restraint...3. Avoid procastination...For that time you have set aside to write...don't do anything else.

Barbara

Sophia - I read about his book. I love what he says about writing every single day -

Cheryl Wright

An avid list-maker myself, they see me through my day, in fact, they see me through my life.

I find great difficulty functioning without a routine, a schedule and yes, a list.

I enjoy reading about making lists, and other people's passion for list making. And if they are writers, well, I feel as if I have found a kindred spirit.

Enjoyed the post Barbara.

Susan Sonnen

I needed this today. Thank you.

Barbara

Cheryl - Yes, a kindred spirit.
Susan - You're more than welcome.
Thanks for the comments -

Debra

As an avid reader of books on writing, I just finished Carolyn See's book, Making a Literary Life (which was funny and scary). Two things she said that I wll try to do as soon as I finish the new writing book on my list, On Writing Well by William Zinsser:
1. Write 1,000 words a day (that's four pages).
2. Send out 5 notes per week to authors you love telling them what you appreciate about their work. Do not ask for any favors. Do this "for the rest of your life".
I think this is a good beginning list. So far I've written two notes and actually sent them off.
The hardest part about writing for me is realizing that ultimately, according to Zinsser, and I think it's true, I'm on my own.

Barbara

Debra - Carolyn See's book is one of my all time favorite writing books - and most helpful. And she really practices what she preaches. One of my favorite people and writers.

Lujza

Hi Joanna,Great to hear the retreat opeend new doors in your mind. I always think if there is even one new actionable lesson, it's worth the time I am a solitary writer for the most part too, but I have collaborated on a few songs in the past. You really have to leave your style and process at the door when you open up to writing with someone else. This was a great lesson for me, opening my mind to many different ways of idea generation and fermentation.We often barricade ourselves in with tried and tested ways of writing but I would fully recommend opening yourself up to writing with someone else, or a group. It forever changes you, for the better.Conor

Vladimir

thanks, and for all the contributions you've made along the way @ Catherine you do mgnaae to hit the nail on the head you know. Heady stuff indeed.@ Ulla, thank you.@ Lori. You really do know how to write like a black belt, don't you? Thanks.@ Robyn, your words mean such a great deal to me, as they have done each time you've taken a stretch with your own writing. Thanks.

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