Are you working really hard on a difficult part of your writing project and what you need is some love and a strong cup of tea?
"What’s so hard about that first sentence is that you’re stuck with it. Everything else is going to flow out of that sentence. And by the time you’ve laid down the first two sentences, your options are all gone."
— Joan Didion (via theparisreview)
"Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the effort is real."
James Baldwin’s advice to young writers, from The Art of Fiction No. 78 (via bostonpoetryslam)
It’s real. We promise.