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Poets can wait for inspiration, novelists can’t – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

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If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count today and those words aren’t going to wait for you whether you’re inspired or not.

You have to write when you’re not inspired. And you have to write the scenes that don’t inspire you. And the weird thing is that six months later, a year later, you’ll look back at them and you can’t remember which scenes you wrote when you were inspired and which scenes you just wrote because they had to be written next.

Neil Gaiman

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One comment on “Poets can wait for inspiration, novelists can’t – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Kate McClelland
    November 27, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

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