Whenever writing seems hard (all the time) remind yourself that it's when it seems easy that you have a real problem.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) April 13, 2016
Where there's emotion, there's drama. Where there's drama, there's tension. Where there's tension, there' s conflict. And conflict is king.
— Chris Sparling (@chrissparling) April 4, 2016
“If you want to write, it must be the thing not that you want to do, or would like to do. It must be the thing you feel you have to do. It must be that without which you could not live. If you’ve got that, then it’ll be all right.”
— Christopher Hitchens
“There’s a great thing that happens after you’ve spent a morning writing, and you think, I haven’t got anything there, not anything, and then you go away and become depressed, and when you come back, you find a good sentence or a good speech buried somewhere in the yards you’ve written. It’s in those hours of writing crap where you find a little thing that’s worth it, that makes you believe in the process of writing.”
— Emma Thompson via Vulture
HT to Susan Winchell for the quote
“Get the structure wrong and you blow up shortly after take off.”
— David Mitchell
Via The Paris Review