Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Today's words on writing

When I get asked, I only recommend two books about writing - "On Writing" by Stephen King and "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott. They always felt the most genuine as well as the most helpful. Lamott, especially, has helped me work on my problems about wanting perfection.

“How to write: Stop not writing. Get and keep your butt in chair. Write really bad small sections of the whole — passages, moments, episodes, memories — 'til you have an incredibly shitty 1st draft. Then take out the boring parts, the lies and pretensions. Then write a better 2nd draft.”

— Anne Lamott

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