Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the best writing happens when...

the best writing happens when... you forget there are agents and publishers. 
the best writing happens when...  you forget the queries out and the MS requests out.
the best writing happens when... you stop writing for the critics and start writing for your readers.
the best writing happens when... you forget that you are writing a book and you just type about the wonderful movie playing in your head.
the best writing happens when... you stop listening to all the advice about writing and start writing what you love to go back and re-read twenty times.
the best writing happens when... your only writing goal is to find out what happens next.
the best writing happens when... you love your characters.
the best writing happens when... the story won’t stop even when the computer gets turned off.
the best writing happens when... you’re not altering words to appease the world, but using words to create another.
the best writing happens when... a little piece of you pours out onto the page and you let it linger there.
the best writing happens when...

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11 comments:

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... I let my characters speak and stop trying to speak through them.
the best writing happens when... the rest of the world is asleep.
the best writing happens when... you have a fan that thinks you can do no wrong and one who’s critical of ever word choice.
the best writing happens when... it’s 3am, the house is still, and your mind is not.
the best writing happens when... tired is merely a distraction from the world that never sleeps.
the best writing happens when...

Jessica Nelson said...

the best writing happens when...my eyes are burning from exhaustion. :-)

Jessica Nelson said...

No...LOL I meant when they're NOT burning. Sheesh. Can you tell they're burning right now?

Julie Geistfeld said...

Jessica - ha, very true! Burning eyes don't help, especially when it comes to typos (my betas would agree with you there :o)

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... you have really great beta readers.
Oh, speaking of which… stop by Nikki Brandyberry’s blog http://nikkibrandyberry.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/contest-win-daring-the-moon-by-sherrill-quinn/ and enter her contest, plus check out her beta reading page (hoping to have something entirely new to send her way by month’s end…)

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... I'm not expecting it.

furthermo said...

the best writing happens when ... before i know it, i'm laughing.

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... my betas make me feel invincible.

furthermo - love the comment! People think we're so crazy, don't they. Sitting and typing and laughing or crying. The best therapy that money can't buy!

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... I'm driving and only have a crayon and a receipt available.

the best writing happens when... my characters surprise me.

the best writing happens when... it's late, I'm on a roll, and I can't stop now.

the best writing happens when... the characters in my head have played through about five scenes for every one that makes it into the type.

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... the internet is down.
the best writing happens when... there is silence in the room and only the sound of the siren song plays in my head.
the best writing happens when... time is available.
the best writing happens when... I'm longing to discover what my characters have to say.
the best writing happens when... the only distractions are the voices in my head.

Julie Geistfeld said...

the best writing happens when... you've got a great muse stuck in your head.
the best writing happens when... the inspiration all around you mingles with the inspiration inside of you.