Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

To Be a Good Writer Means to Be a Good Thinker

It is a very old joke but a true one – whenever my wife sees me staring out a window she KNOWS that I am most likely working. Writing goes on all day long. A writer breathes in material and breathes out stories. His mind is a constant pressure cooker and there is not telling when it is going to boil over onto the page.

Have I mixed enough metaphors for you today???

Cynthia D. Griffin

Writing is 99% thinking, and the rest is typing. — Ray Bradbury

When I first started writing, I did it the hard way. I just wrote the first thing that came to mind. I got an idea, character, setting, or ect. in my head and I wrote it down immediately.

It was fun. I produced a story, or maybe a part of a story, or maybe really just words on a page. But damn if I didn’t feel proud of my accomplishment. A proud Momma with her precious baby.

And then I got some experience under my belt and that happy bubble popped when I realized I was doing it all wrong.

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