Daily Quote


I take exception to this quote as I don’t see the point in writing a bad story. If you are going to the trouble of writing you need to write a good story. You can fix bad writing. However, a story that is ill-conceived, not well thought out or lacking cohesiveness, well I suppose you could fix it, but that seems more work than it is worth. Not to mention it is a waste of writing time.

I will assume we all have fabulous story ideas and are spending this month writing a good story, badly.

What is your biggest stumbling block this month?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

13 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. Probably it means that write first and the fix its flaws like grammar or spelling! I do that way often. Because if I think too much about what I am writing, I lose the thread. 😊

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  2. I have been meaning to coment on this for several days now but other things like my latest story have precluded my comments. And you may conclude that I am out in left field with my comments anyway.

    My first reaction was ‘Come on, Man! You are out of your ever loving mind!” What he is saying is tantamount to saying “Don’t worry about your own personal safety. If you have an accident you will always heal afterwards.” How many of us ascribe to that line of thought?

    No doubt that your first draft is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. In my writing I first write it then edit it and then review it for grammer, punctuation, quotes and typos and other anomalies at least once, usually twice or more times. Nothing says that it is a perfect story then by any stretch but it may be at least paletable to most readers except those “long hair writers” with long gray beards and failing eyesight. My beard is not long but my eyesight has seen better days and that is all the more reason to have someone else to review what you have written.


  3. My main stumbling block of late is that my mind doesn’t seem to get creative until I’ve gone to bed and am trying to sleep. Suddenly I begin writing chapters of my novel, involving my main character and her relationships with others in her life. As this happens I tell myself to get up and write, but seldom do. I haven’t the energy, and am usually in pain from fibromyalgia, which has kept me disabled since 2003. Yuck! It’s frustrating as all hell. What would you do in this case? Get up and write or try to remember the story and write it when you get up in the morning? Any suggestions are very welcome. Thanks, Karen

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    • Hi Karen. Well I have certainly been there… like last night. And I got up and wrote. 😊 But it sounds like you are dealing with a few more issues. I have been hearing a lot of good things about the Otter App. Please note that I have not yet tired it. Basically it is an Free Transcription App that works on iOS, Android, and the web. That gets you 10 hours of recording per month there are paid plans for more hours. Like I said I have not used it but l am hearing good things. It might allow you to speak the story so you can sleep and then you can work on the transcription the next morning when you are well rested. If you try, let me know how it goes. ✨😊✨


  4. I agree, sometimes you end up writing a bad story. I haven often written something, only to look back at it and realize it is only worthy of deletion. But keep in mind just because it is a bad story, doesn’t mean it is a bad idea. There is a difference.

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    • Oh, I completely agree. Bad writing can be fixed. A faulty premise however is more problematic. Getting words written is imperative, but it is only the first step in the process. I appreciate your insight. 😊

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