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Quote: On daily writing exercises

“Step by step, you make your way forward. That’s why practices such as daily writing exercises or keeping a daily blog can be so helpful. You see yourself do the work, which shows you that you can do the work. Progress is reassuring and inspiring; panic and then despair set in when you find yourself getting nothing done day after day. One of the painful ironies of work life is that the anxiety of procrastination often makes people even less likely to buckle down in the future.” (Gretchen Rubin)

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Quote: Writing commands thought.

The three most common speech balloons (top to ...

The three most common speech balloons (top to bottom: speech, thought, scream). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Keep your pen aloof from inspiration, which it will then attract with magnetic power. The more circumspectly you delay writing down an idea, the more maturely developed it will be on surrendering itself. Speech conquers thought, but writing commands it.” (eb white)

Quote: Write with the door closed.

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“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”  (Stephen King)