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Quotes for Writers (and peope who like quotes) Lawrence Block

One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.           Lawrence Block

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3 comments on “Quotes for Writers (and peope who like quotes) Lawrence Block

  1. ann perrin
    January 13, 2013

    I never tell myself to write badly, just often do…has the same effect, ends up in the binX

    • bridget whelan
      January 17, 2013

      I suppose it’s not so much telling yourself it’s ok to write badly as gritting your teeth and just plugging away even when your head is leaden and your fingers are like sausages (not necessarily fat fingers, you understand but feeling fat and lumpy and uncreative) and you know it’s very unlikely that any good can come out of it because writing rubbish is better than not writing at all. I guess. But is that true for everyone? Do the bad writing days undermine self confidence?

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