God can help! “For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall." Psalm 18:29
1. Turn off the radio [and television].
2. Read good books and avoid most magazines.
3. Write with the ear, not the eye. Make every sentence sound good.
4. Write only about things that interest you. If you have no interests, you won’t ever be a writer.
5. Be clear. Remember that readers can’t know your mind. Don’t forget to tell them exactly what they need to know to understand you.
6. Save odds and ends of writing attempts, because you may be able to use them later.
7. You need a well-trained sense of word-rhythm, and the noise of a typewriter will interfere.
8. Know the meaning of every word you use.
You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up. It’s all there and you just have to find it.
When I’m not crying about, nail biting over, or procrastinating from writing, this is exactly how I feel.
A capillary burst in my finger today (seventeen and my body’s acting like I’m fifty), so I went to the freezer to get some ice. I saw the ice cream I bought yesterday and thought, Forget the cold pack. I’m now eating ice cream with my bruising finger against the cold container.
Life is sweet.
This BBC Sherlock fan is going kinda crazy because WE JUST DROVE THROUGH LIBERTY INDIANA!