Sunday, June 30, 2013

Last Week's Quote of the Week: William Faulkner

Get it down. Take a risk. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good.
--William Faulkner

We're all so afraid of making mistakes, of failing or producing bad work. So many writers claim that most of their work is so bad that they just throw it away, but they continue to do it anyway, every day. And they're the great ones. I think it's important to accept that we will produce bad work and "get it down" anyway, as Faulkner urges. All we can do is to get out there and blunder and trip along as best we can and have faith that every once in a while we will do something wonderful. Once again, writing wisdom as life lesson.

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