I’m listening to Roger Ebert’s memoir and loving every minute of it.
The two best pieces of writing advice that he was ever given (forgive me for forgetting the source) is advice that I can get behind wholeheartedly.
- Don’t wait for inspiration. Just start the damn thing.
- Once you begin keep on until the end. How are you supposed to know where to begin until you see where the story is going?
Ebert was known for being one of the fastest and more prolific writers in the business, but he contended that he was no faster than anyone else.
“I just spend less time not writing.”
I try to live my life by this principle.