the secret of writing

I have a quote scrawled in one of my notebooks from a writers’ day I went to earlier this year.

The secret of writing is avoiding not writing.

– W. Goldman

Whether it should have the italics I don’t know – was I adding my own emphasis?   But it sounds sensible.  I try and implement it as much as possible!

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One thought on “the secret of writing

  1. Doorkeeper says:

    Whoever W. Goldman is, (s)he's not wrong! I can spend countless hours reading about writing, arranging my life to accommodate writing, thinking about writing, joining groups to talk about writing, going to literary festivals to listen to people talking about writing….etc Guess what I never get around to actually doing.


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