Saturday…Just Saying

I think I’m at the “mister”(mistress) stage but he’s
having second thoughts and is avoiding me–Karen

Winston Churchill 1874-1965
Author of 43 book-length works in 72 volumes including Savrola, his only novel.
http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/writings

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6 Comments

  1. I like this quote. It’s quite true. I get the idea and it takes more and more control slowly. I haven’t managed to slay any monsters as I’m not published yet. I hope to start killing my demons soon though.

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    • Thank you for the comment Moseley. I hope your future monster slaying and demon killing are only minor skirmishes.

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  2. Anonymous

     /  09/18/2011

    where do you find this great stuff. I love this metaphor!

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    • I cruise Google, “Quotes about Writing” “Author Quotes” and the like.
      Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog. It’s affirming to have proof that my posts are not floating out there all alone in cyberspace. 🙂

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  3. Bobbie

     /  09/21/2011

    This quote sounds very dramatic! I wrote a play and really enjoyed the time spent writing. Wondering what the difference between book and play is? Both have characters wanting to come to life!

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    • I think creative writing is basically creative writing. Yes a play and novel require different technique and writing style but the creative process is the same.
      I think the length of work might have something to do with it.
      I think Churchill is speaking about writing on the long haul, for a fast approaching deadline, or forcing yourself to keep writing when the muse is not with you. I’ve been there lately so the comment sang to me.

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