Saturday, March 07, 2009

Randy Alcorn on Writing

Having trouble getting started on that writing project?

Randy Alcorn says,

I learned long ago that I should never wait for inspiration or a good beginning. I jump right in. I’ll either cut it out or clean it up later. Years ago I heard someone say “Never edit at the point of conception.” The best writing comes in revision, not creation—but you must have something to revise. I think a lot of writer’s block happens when people wait for the right words. I just write. Later, I labor over the right words, and there’s no block because I’m already looking at something on the screen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the quote and the link--just what I needed right now