Writing Quote Friday

Today’s writing quote comes from E. L. Doctorow…

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.


5 thoughts on “Writing Quote Friday

  1. Here’s the problem with your quotes: they are SO true! I mean, this week I have outlined, I have researched (watching a video on the history of railroads which is interesting actually), and I have definitely talked to people about what I’m trying to do. But … I haven’t done it. Thank you, as always, for the inspiration!

  2. Wendy,

    I LOVE this quote because it really cuts through all my excuses :D.

    I am putting my blog on hiatus for the rest of the month so I can concentrate on my writing, but it’s not going dark. Instead, I’ve chosen to post writing quotes every M W F. Then, I’ll resume it early August.

    Also, did you ever get your prize package?


  3. I think that’s a great idea and a good way to use your time. It’s such a good idea I might take my two week vacation (using posts from other talented bloggers like you) and extend it for another two weeks.

    Time to put the pedal to the metal and ride down that lonesome road to publications ๐Ÿ™‚ I just blew two cliches in one sentence.

  4. Florence,

    Yeah, I think Dan’s interview answer of “Put writing first” really lit a flame under many writers, including me :).


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