Monday, June 11, 2007

Quote of the Day

"Like anything worth writing, it came inexplicably and without method."
—From the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction

I recently rented this movie, and that line has stuck with me. It's just true.

Don't get me wrong. Writing exercises are invaluable. I recommend trying everything from free-form ramblings to narrowly focused drills. Broad practice strengthens skills. And it prepares you to properly handle those sublime moments when the real writing comes, inexplicably and without method.

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