Daily Archives: October 1, 2016

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King – A couple of years ago, I would have absolutely agreed with this quote. Back then, I wrote flash fiction every day without fail. In fact, thanks to that, I have many stories archived. But time changes people. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the quote. Stephen King is a prolific author and can justify the pedestal he stands on. I can also see where he’s coming from. Sometimes, there will be bad days, times when inspiration just isn’t there. The blank page will hurt the eyes more than usual and social media will be 10x more distracting. A professional should be able to overcome that and keep writing. I see his point, but I can’t agree with the connotations. The quote sets unrealistic expectations on writers and leads to the […]

Not Writing Advice – On Real Writers