What Do YOU Think?

I’m interested in getting your thoughts about stuff I see and hear, quotes I read, stuff that passes as knowledge – and starting an authorey conversation.

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This one falls into a broad category where there are ten sayings almost exactly like it. Basically, get off your ass and do it already! I always tell people I’ll be glad to help them. In person, I’ve told hundreds. So far ONE in-person would-be writer has taken me up on it. I hated it, cos it was a piece of crap, but 1 time wasn’t a bad deal for hopefully inspiring hundreds.

What are YOUR thoughts on this idea?

5 thoughts on “What Do YOU Think?

  1. This is one of the reasons I’ve stayed away from contests. Don’t get me wrong… they’re great for keeping involved with writing IF YOU DON’T HAVE (or don’t want to start) A CURRENT PROJECT.
    Being involved in forums, contests etc, can get you pumped up and that’s great, but it takes away a lot of time and energy.
    Like Ruth Rendell says, “Get on with it!”
    I just re-read what you wrote below the meme. If there was only 1 person who took you up on your ‘in-person’ offer…. well…

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  2. The only way to be a writer is to write. The only way to be a good writer is to study your craft, make mistakes, throw out scenes, add new ones, and keep at it. I don’t know how 12-year-old Jim Kjelgaard wrote and published “Big Red”, but I’m sure he had a lot of adult help in getting the words right and finding a great agent and publisher. When I was twelve I was just writing short stories and hoping some day I’d be a writer. He did it, but that means he was writing.

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