Thursday, June 2, 2011

Writerly Wisdom of the Ages/collected by Jon Winokur

This quote will guide you on your writing journey: "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night you can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."                  E.L. Doctorow

Could this be why we get so much when writing from a prompt? It's like getting in the car at night without a map to take you where you are going. You trust and just start driving. If you don't know what you want to write just pick up your pen - you can't drive anywhere if you haven't engaged the starter.


sheila said...

I agree. And just like a car trip with out a map our stories sometimes take us to unexpected and exciting places.

Suzanne said...

Hence the age old saying: "The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step."

As Sheila said, writing sometimes (almost always) "takes us to unexpected and exciting places."

Start your engine!

Jan Golden said...

Thanks to my two writing friends who always have their foot on the pedal!

Patinsh said...

Hi! I just saw the movie, Finding Forrester, at the SH Library Heart and Soul Cinema. If you are interested in writing you have to see this movie.......sooooo appropriate and such a touching story!