Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just Write

Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was on a writers' television show last week (can't recall the title of the show, but a typewriter keyboard is on the title shot) and he had some wonderful stories to share about his career and information about his books, including
Your Movie Sucks .

His barbed wit is a treat in all of his books and film critiques, but his words on the television writers’ show were profound. He talked about his recovery from cancer, and how during that time, when he wrote he felt better, more alive. He said that if you wait for inspiration to write, it won’t come. We need to sit ourselves down, write and the inspiration will then flow to us. So let’s all follow Mr. Ebert’s advice today:


Just write.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Devon Ellington said...

Absolutely. If you don't write it, it can't go anywhere.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Melissa Marsh said...

Amen! Even if what you write has to be discarded later, at least you're writing!

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY! Go to google and search for "things to do at walmart when you are bored". its so funny.
-Lauren-

8:36 PM  
Blogger Diana Celesky said...

Lauren,

The best fun-things-to-do-at-Wal-Mart list I found was at http://www.owensworld.com/pranks/read.php?id=4. Owen has a bunch of other fun lists, like creative pizza orders, how to get out of a blind date, and a day in court. You might want to check out some of his other lists, too.

12:46 PM  

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