Tuesday, April 29, 2014

 A Note Re: Our Inner Editor

"Don't reinforce its power by listening to empty words. If the voice says, 'You are boring,' and you listen to it and stop your hand from writing, that reinforces and give credence to your editor. That voice knows that the term boring will stop you dead in your tracks, so you'll hear yourself saying that a lot about your writing. Hear 'You are boring' as distant white laundry flapping in the breeze. Eventually it will dry up and someone miles away will fold it and take it in. Meanwhile you will continue to write."

Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg

1 comment:

  1. I should have this posted in bold print right above my desk. Good one, and thanks for sharing.