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Friday, March 5, 2021

'Routine Often Exceeds Inspiration'

 “The first thing you have to know about writing is that it is something you must do every day. There are two reasons for this rule: Getting the work done and connecting with your unconscious mind.”—Walter Mosley

Serious writers write, inspired or not.  Over time they discover that routine is a better friend than inspiration.”— Ralph Keyes

Mosley is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and The Nation

Keyes, who I’ve noted before, is an author, lecturer, and college professor who has written 16 books including The Courage To Write, which has become a standard work for aspiring writers.


So, write each day, even if it’s only a paragraph or two.  If you profess to be a writer, then always write something.    It is, after all, what writers are supposed to do.    


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