“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, April 21, 2023

"You Can't Edit a Blank Page"

Dear Writers,

About not editing a blank page, it has been said before by many others.

That’s reassuring, for nobody should see your first draft, but once you get something on the page, you can then fill in the details, or, of course, it could be, as Dorothy Parker said, “I can’t write five words but that I change seven.”

Does that encourage you as writers, discourage you, or let you know you are not alone?

That said, I am offering a little eBook here, it doesn’t cost anything but an email address, and that is only so I can send it to you through email. I do not want to place the link here, as it is for my blog readers only. I might try to sell it someplace else.

It was my most viewed and commented-on blog post. Some readers wanted me to write more on the subject, so I answered the call.

Here is an under 10,000 word eBook, 60 pages.