Just saw this advice to writers from Gayle Forman. It was her response to a question from a writer-reader at the reading she did in Portland last night. The writer-reader asked, “Five words of advice for writers?”
“The muse visits when you’re writing,” was Gayle’s response, and she acknowledged the sixth word. On her blog she added this, which I took to heart, “My point being, the ideas come to you when you’re actually writing, not when you’re sitting on a beach staring at the sunset. Not that there’s anything wrong with doing that, too.”
Good thing it rains a lot where I live. Less chance of me sitting on a beach. Although one could call Facebook a type of sitting on the beach.
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