Tuesday, March 29, 2016

On Writing Violently

This one is for Larissa, who is working very hard on her first novel:

"A good enough novel violently written now is better than a perfect novel meticulously written never" (pg 177).

Am reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


Write violently. 

You can clean up the mess later. Just get the words on paper--however horrible they might be. Don't re-think or second guess (there will be plenty of time for that later). 

Just get the story out.

The End.