In honor of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is otherwise known, I’m posting a quote from Hemingway. These are the words he’d say to himself, when faced with writer’s block or self doubt –
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Hemingway
<Writer-nerd sigh> So true, so true.
Words of hope to motivate many writers this month, as we struggle with our word counts (and plenty of self doubt) – pushing to get to that beloved 50,000 words. Or for anyone struggling to find the right words, for that matter. You always start with one sentence. Just start with what’s true.
Good luck writers – let’s find that first sentence and all the ones after it.
May your verbs be strong and your keyboards tireless – onward! THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR!
Show me more quotes, even though it’s NaNoWriMo! I’ve earned this slack! Well reader, your wish is my command:
- Quotable Thursdays: “Be so good..”
- Just where you are
- Until it’s done
- “….don’t sleep with people who don’t read”
If you noticed a theme, it’s because you’ve got plots on your mind. Now – get back to writing!