- A word count at rest will tend to stay at rest, and a word count in motion will tend to stay in motion.
- Word count = Motivation * Focus
- Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. When you write words, they write back. Writing is its own reward.
— Howard Taylor, Writing Excuses, Episode 11.04 — Newton’s Laws of Writing
Warren Ellis on Writing
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This is the part of the job that doesn’t get talked about a lot, not least because it’s hard to talk about, but also because it doesn’t involve Productivity and Goals and The Magic Of Writering and The Grand Statement and all that good stuff in interviews.
M. John Harrison on the next five years in SF publishing
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I also suspect that we’ll see less fiction of all kinds. Everyone will have published their novel and discovered they aren’t going to get rich–or even noticed–by writing. The industry, especially in its middleclass form, ie traditional, paper-published litfic, saw peak remuneration in the 1990s and peak social status dividends in the first ten years of the new century.
Tamsyn Muir On Meme References In Her Writing
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The truth is that I am just a very referential writer. And my problem is that I’ve got a very Catholic taste. There’s a hell of a lot of Bible stuff in there too.