After a visit with a student the other day, I found myself thinking of this quote. What if the very things that seem to keep us from writing, were really meant as challenges to drive us to the pen? Okay, so writers are perverse. I'm going to survive this, and I'm going to write about it.

"The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point he is in business." -John Barrymore


  1. I read a great little quote on Twitter today: "If you don't quit writing at least once a year, you're not committed to it."

    -Beth Bartlett/plaidearthworm


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