Writing Every Day

Writing can be a bicycle made of lead. It’s much easier to stop than to start.

I’ve got two quotes that help propel me forward again after I stall out.

One is by the scientist and activist Linus Pauling, who won two Nobel prizes  (chemistry; peace):

The way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

The other is by musician, song-writer, and record producer Nick Lowe, who had this motto in the recording studio at Stiff Records:

Bash it out now, tart it up later.

Finally, this comment by jazz great Thelonious Monk to a newer musician gives me courage to try something different:

You are making the wrong mistakes.


3 thoughts on “Writing Every Day

  1. Do you ever wonder if the things you say are quotable, but nobody’s around to listen?


  2. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create
    this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

    Plz reply as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks


    • Thanks, I am glad you like it. I used WordPress free stuff (and my own background picture). WordPress provides free themes and other design components and also provides sample pages that show the design elements in use. I went through the samples, found some themes I liked, and more generally evaluated what I liked and disliked about various pages. I selected a theme based on what design features it provided (menus, colors, basic layout of what-goes-where), then messed around until I got something I liked. I dimly recall that I scrapped my first site because I got stuck and couldn’t remove some bell or whistle that I had tried, but it was then very quick to create a new version that is my current site.


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