It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group. A big shout out to Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting this amazing group, and all his co-hosts of the month for their help keeping things running. If you're an insecure writer or just looking to support those of us that are, check us out here.
I'm seven months pregnant and my writing inspiration has shriveled up for the summer. So instead of writing about my insecurities, I thought I'd share a few quotes about writing from sources much more inspiration than myself. Check them out:
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King,
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
I hope you enjoyed the wise words (the last quote in particular hits home for me). To all my fellow insecure writers out there, keep bleeding, weeping, getting up in the middle of the night to bang away at your keyboard and generally acting like a socially acceptable schizophrenic!