Writing Secrets: write when there’s no time to write—by Erwin A. Thompson
I will share my secret of being able to write when there is no time for writing.
When I am in a boring job that only requires my presence, when I wake up at night and tend to remember all of the dirty deals that people have handed me---these kind of times.
I think. Sometimes I write scenes in my mind. If I get a a chance I jot down enough to jog my memory. Sometimes years later I run across these notes and it brings back the whole thing. I wrote a book one time based on four lines I had written down years before.
Many of you are too young to recall Eugene Manlove Rhodes, one of the foremost western writers of his day before writers of western stories got to be lilke blades of grass in the spring. But, before the days of tape recorders egend says that Rhodes would sometimes quote whole chapters of a book that he was writing, that he had NEVER WRITTEN DOWN! Somehow he got it all done.
Keep writing. It is a refuge. Like I said in my talk last week at the Writers Club: I can't say that writing saved my life, but it saved my sanity.
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