Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Writing Wisdom (An IWSG Post)

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is the brainchild of uber blogger and author Alex J. Cavanaugh and is an opportunity for insecure writers everywhere (not that any of us are ever insecure, right?) a safe environment in which to confess their deepest fears or offer encouragement to others, or some combination of the two. Click on the graphic to the left for a complete list of participants...

As I'm still languishing in the land of the endless edits, I'm going to cheat a little on today's post and just share with you some of my favorite, most inspirational writing quotes and other...things (I couldn't resist including a little Nick Miller). I assume you'll forgive me because I assume you've all been there at one point or another as editing is one of those necessary joys and/or evils (depending on your personal feelings on the subject).

First up is my idol (and yours... don't try to deny it) Joss 'The Boss' Whedon...

"I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of."

"Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE."


And now for some others...




And finally, because I am obsessed with Nick Miller the Writer (from the show "New Girl")...




Happy Writing, all!

48 comments:

  1. Great advice. The quote from The War of Art is especially apt :)

    Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

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    1. Yeah, a friend sent me the War of Art quote, and I couldn't think of anything more appropriate for me.

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  2. I do love a touch of Whedon to my day!

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  3. Why are you still asking me that question?

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  4. Quotes are always good. Nice, concise and to the point. Thanks for these :)

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  5. Write in a way that scares you... I love this! It's my new mantra... I'm off to break 1001 boundaries right now :-)

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    1. I try to keep it in the back of my mind as I work. Sometimes it takes a couple of drafts, but I think I'm getting better at it.

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  6. I AM ALSO OBSESSED WITH NICK MILLER! and umm OMG-- THAT KISS! sheesh! haha

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    1. So glad I'm not the only one to find Nick Miller obsession-worthy!

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  7. Excellent quotes, thanks for sharing them!

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Love that Whedon Q and A! Just...excellent. :)

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    1. What else would you expect from Joss?

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  9. I like the idea of writing something that scares you a little bit. I like taking a few risks in writing. Sometimes I fall on my face, but sometimes it works, and when that happens, it's the best!

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    1. It really is. I have a couple of scenes where it worked. I can point to them now and say "right there. "

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  10. Love the Holly Garth quote! Off to scare myself now.

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  11. I Love the first one! This is a great list. =)

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  12. Oh, I adore Joss Whedon... if only I could have some smattering of his brilliance... Love the quotes!

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    1. I always say if I had a fraction of his talent, I'd die happy.

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  13. Love that first quote from Whedon! Great stuff :)

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    1. It is my personal philosophy that you cannot go wrong with Joss Whedon.

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  14. Love the quotes, but that video is priceless. Don't have TV, don't know Nick Miller, but Rob Reiner is funny just sitting there.

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    1. Rob Reiner was the perfect choice for that character.

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  15. I LOVED all of the quotes but by far, the video was the BEST!!! Thank you so much for the chuckle!!!

    Good luck with your edits.

    Great to be a part of the IWSG with you.

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  16. I love the quotes you shared, especially Joss Whedon's. Love that guy!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. I like those quotes, especially the one about questioning if your a real writer. Also, <3 Joss Whedon.

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  18. Great quotes! I'm a fan of the Joss Whedon ones. ;)

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  19. Joss Whedon. Brilliant. Always has been. Always will be.

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  20. I smile everytime I see those quotes from Joss Whedon.

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  21. Whedon is King!

    'This close' to signing up for A to Z?

    Just do it!

    I think you should do Joss Whedon's Strong Female Characters as your theme. :) I can think of a dozen at least all w/ a different letters for their names!

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  22. Joss Whedon is brilliant. My writing scares the hell out of me most of the time - but not in a good way.

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  23. Great quotes... did you make them all up yourself?

    That was a joke, I'm not sure why I think that is funny, because it seems a bit stupid. But I like it enough to leave it. It's like I'm aware of something meta about author quotes. I think I'll stop talking about that now.

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  24. i know, you can just pick the letters that strike you =)
    and moviedom would be sad without the wit of whedon!

    love the quote about asking yourself if you're a writer!

    thanks for the encouragement!

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  25. I loved the quotes especially Joss Whedons, but who doesn't love whatever that guy does. :)

    You go on your editing!

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  26. I think I have the Pressfield one on my Pinterest. I remember seeing it there, and I loved it.

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  27. I like the one about strong female characters-hadn't heard that one before. Thanks for the quotes!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  28. Dig these quotes, especially the one saying to just MAKE. Hear, hear!

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  29. That first quote by Joss really defines why I write! :)

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