We started a group together to sit down and focus on writing. Now we're sitting together on my patio eating s'mores and discussing ideas. We're sharing theories and philosophies in the company of crickets. I highly suggest it. Find people you know and respect and write with them.
I keep telling myself that I am going to sit down and write but I can’t. I just can’t get the words to come together- no matter how hard I try. I want to try but the more I try, the more I stifle the words. Like trying to bring them into the world chokes [...]
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sylvia Plath
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison
"I am a woman, and I am a Latina. Those are the things that make my writing distinctive. Those are the things that give my writing power." Sandra Cisneros
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov
“You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.” ― Octavia E. Butler
The nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time... you look very deeply at a situation, unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out ~Sandra Cisneros