Thursday, March 6, 2008


Where does yours come from?

One of my favorite feel-good books for writers is Cathleen Rountree's The Writer's Mentor. In it, Ms. Rountree includes one of my favorite writerly quotes from Jack London:

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

Such is the truth.

Ideas are everywhere, but we have to seek them. Once found we have to develop them. Once developed we have to write them down. Once written down we have to submit them.

Otherwise our stories die with us. And there is nothing more tragic than a story lost to the march of time.

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