Another Commonplace Book

Gramarye, Divine Philosophy, the Usual

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Getting Started Redux


On the book tour, people always ask how to get started writing. The trick is to remember two things. The first is to start working. If you have an idea, just do it. Don’t worry is it’s no good. That’s what second drafts are for. The other thing to remember is that you’re going to die. Period. There’s no way around it. Between now and then, what do you want to do with your time? Something you’re passionate about or do you want to play another video game and stay safe?

You want to be a writer? Take the leap and see what happens.

The only thing I regret about my writing career is all the years I let myself be talked out of starting it.

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Emma Watson talks to the UN.

She’s now getting threats and all manner of bullshit nastiness. Therefore, I propose that everyone should reblog this video until the Internet creaks with the strain, and then a couple more times to make the point, and tell everyone we know to watch it immediately.

Because that is how we do.

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