10 Stages of Writing

I loved this – so get writing!

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That time again.

I glance up at the top right-hand corner of my screen. There, waiting patiently to be pressed, is the button marked Publish…

I say patiently, but that button is very purple. Puce, even, the shade a teacher’s face might turn as you wheel out excuses – each one less credible than the last – as to why you didn’t do your homework.

I won’t bore you with feeble alibis. Instead, below is something I read the other day that offers a little consolation. It helps, after all, to realise that nobody finds it easy. And to produce anything worthwhile, it seems, always takes the writer on ‘an emotional rollercoaster’.

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Stage 1: Excitement

“You must not come lightly to the blank page.” ― Stephen King

Stage 2: Uncertainty

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult

Stage 3: Persistence

“You don’t…

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2 thoughts on “10 Stages of Writing

  1. Namaste Opher 🙂

    Plenty to inspire amongst these insightful quotes from experienced writers.

    I have no favourite quote per se, but enjoyed Hemmingway’s direct approach – he’s got balls to say it how it is! I can imagine him tearing the copy out of the typewriter and throwing the typewriter through the wall! lol 🙂

    Thanks for re-blogging.

    Namaste 🙂

    DN

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