On Writing

April 16th, 2012 by

“Not to be preachy about it, but discipline is everything for a working writer, at least for this one. I can’t just wander around fields of flowers or sit brooding in coffee houses waiting for the muse to land on my shoulder and whisper in my ear. That would nice, but it ain’t gonna happen. I treat writing like a factory job – the whistle blows and I’m at work. This thing always comes down to someone sitting down with some kind of writing instrument and getting it done.”

— Don Winslow

One thought on “On Writing

  1. I never get tired of these kinds of quotes. WInslow echoes what Stravinsky said about conducting (like being a shoemaker) and the title of designer Milton Glaser’s great book—”Art is Work.”

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