Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quote of the Day

Some quotes for NaNoWriMo from Nora Roberts, an expert at writing well and writing quickly:

"I don't fiddle or edit or change while I'm going through that first draft."

"I generally write a first draft that's pretty lean. Just get the story down."

"You can fix everything but a blank page."


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

"You can fix everything but a blank page." This is one of my favorite quotes!

When I found out Nora Roberts said this, it was comforting to know that even the "Queen of Romance" did edits. :)

Deborah Wright said...

I love these quotes!

I'm trying to follow the first one: "...don't fiddle or edit or change...that first draft."

I do the opposite of the second. I tend to be wordy first, then have to pare down.

The third is already on a sticky on my monitor!