Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thirty Word Thursday



The first essential is...Don't wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow."

Louis L'Amour

13 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

When I was in school, this was so true! I would just write and the story/essay/whatever would just pour out. It's still somewhat true, but there's a bit of mulling-it-over and pre-planning now too.

Sara Louise said...

Brilliant quote!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Now that is a true statement!

Jill said...

How true - just get something - anything!!! - on the page. You can always edit/revise it later. But you can't edit a blank piece of paper.

Kay said...

so true, you can never have an ending without a beginning.

Carolyn V. said...

Oh, excellent quote! =)

Crystal said...

Great quote, Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Tere Kirkland said...

True. I often need to be in the mood to have ideas, and nothing gets my creative juices flowing like sitting down to write.

Thanks for the quote!

Crimey said...

Once the faucet is flow, I've got no complaint. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

That makes me smile! Thankfully my head holds far more ideas than I can use at the moment :)

Karen Lange said...

I love this, this is so good! I've always thought along these lines but never said it quite so nicely. Thanks for the encouragement:)
Happy weekend!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Loved this! And it's so true.

Many people who say they want to write seem reluctant to sit down and actually do it...actually turn the water on and write.

Which reminds me, I need to get back to actually writing. I've been editing too much lately.

Great post!

lbdiamond said...

Ha! Love this quote!!!