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We’re all in this together…

by BAMboozled Wednesday, December 29th, 2010.

perfect strangerphoto by daniel sandoval

I (Karin) found this great list on The Write Idea, and it resonated with all of us here at BAM. So much so, that we decided to repost it for all the rest of you writers out there.

10 Things Writers Know

10. Writing is easy. Writing well takes work.

9. It takes longer than a week to write 80,000 words.

8. Fiction means made-up. I’m not my sleuth, nor are you one of my characters.

7. Just because I’m staring into space doesn’t mean that I’m not working.

6. Characters take on lives of their own.

5. You never really get a day off.

4. Just because a writer asks the right questions doesn’t mean the answers are correct.

3. Asking a writer which character is their favourite is the same as asking a parent which child is their favourite.

2. Self-doubt is a constant companion.

1. As Dorothy Parker said, “I hate writing. I love having written.”

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