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Ideal Conditions Are A Myth – Quotes to Inspire Writers

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A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.

~E.B. White

Submitted by Jorge Kafkazar who blogs at Jorgekafkazar’s Fiction

Isn’t E.B. White just the greatest?

Thanks, Jorge.

If you’ve got a quote that’s special to you post it in comments and I’ll probably use it.

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  • “Funny how someone doing the dishes, etc. sounds what, six times as loud when you’re trying to write?”

    Then there’s the possibility that it was six times as loud because I was trying to write instead of helping with the dishes….
    .-= jorgekafkazar´s last blog ..Tenirax, Ch V =-.

    • Anne

      lol – I’ll stay out of that one.

  • Anne

    Funny how someone doing the dishes, etc. sounds what, six times as loud when you’re trying to write?

  • Thanks, Anne. I remember writing my first book, sitting in the living room, the TV on at the other end of the room, my wife rattling and crashing things in the kitchen, the kids making noise, while I cranked out page after page. I guess I can tune it out or something.
    .-= jorgekafkazar´s last blog ..Tenirax, Ch V =-.

  • Totally. :))

    I like what Gilad says (he’s the buff dude on FitTV – “Don’t wait for inspiration to take action. Take action and inspiration will come.”
    .-= Lori´s last blog ..Burn, Baby, Burn =-.

    • Anne

      ah, I haven’t worked out in… oh never mind 😉 Good one.

  • According to the August 09 issue of AARP magazine, this is Elmore Leonard’s favorite writing rule: “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”

    I suspect E. B. White would like that one, too.

    • Anne

      Cheryl, I’m lol… pretty good for 6:30 in the morning 😉 Thanks!

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