Monday, November 3, 2008

A Writing Thought

Since National Novel Writing Month has started, I thought I would post a few writing thoughts this month - ideas/quotes that I've acquired from other sources that inspire.

This one is from Alice Orr's great book, No More Rejections:

"An enemy of creativity is our own puritan ethic. Our culture too often sends the message, subtle or not, that creative work isn't really work at all. We've been conditioned since Plymouth Rock to believe:
1) Idle hands do the devil's work.
2) If you love something passionately, you should feel guilty about pursuing it.
3) If an activity comes naturally, even easily, it can't be worthwhile.

Such thinking is an anathema to creativity and must be defied!!"

Definition: Anathema: a detested thing, a strong curse, a denouncing doctrine

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