Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beginning to Write

Gearing up for our nonfiction writing class. And remember, my friends:

Beginning to Write

To know how to begin to write is a great art. Convince yourself that you are working in clay, not marble; on paper, not eternal bronze; let the first  sentence be as stupid as it wishes. No one will rush out and print it as it stands. Just put it down; and then another. Your whole first paragraph or first page may have to be guillotined after your piece is finished; but there can be no second paragraph until you have a first. --JACQUES BARZUN

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