“Coal miners don’t get coal miners’ block” John Green’s Dad — Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)
I delete about 90% of my first drafts…so it doesn’t really matter much if on a particular day I write beautiful and brilliant prose that will stick in the minds of my readers forever, because there’s a 90% chance I’m just gonna delete whatever I write anyway. I find this hugely liberating.
I also like to remind myself of something my dad said to me once re. writers’ block: “Coal miners don’t get coal miners’ block.”
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