Your Writing Needs This Pacing

Reblogged: This is excellent advice for all the slackers out there (myself included)!

by Richard Risemberg

There is one indispensable step to writing, and that is that you must sit down and write.

This is technically untrue, and was not such a hard and fast rule in the ancient days: Homer, said to be blind, would have been functionally illiterate; he worked the great epics in his head and presented them to live audiences. What we have now are versions likely written down by scribes taking dictation.

That was then, as they saying goes; this is now. Most people read books that they hold in their hands, either on paper or on a digital screen. Except for poetry, and that only now and then, literature is consumed through the eye, not the ear. It’s a complex process, and the mind’s ear is still involved for those not deaf since birth, but books are read, and so they must be written. Unless you can afford a scribe, you must sit down and write.

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Published by Jessica Urquhart

First off, who am I? My name is Jessica Urquhart. Writing has always been a hobby of mine, which got its start in middle and highschool, when I'd write short stories for the amusement of my friends and classmates. Currently, I'm working on my first book, my one true love of a story I've been saying I would one day write. Well, that day has come. If you'd care to follow my musings on the adventures and hurdles of writing my first fantasy book, then please, read my blog.

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