Monday, March 21, 2011

BIC -- The Writer's Mantra

Jane Yolen keeps saying -- to be a writer, you need to keep "Butt in Chair."
I often (when I'm speaking at a school) change it to "Keep your bottom in your chair and WRITE."
Either way, it's the only way to get things done.

If, to become a master of your craft, you have to put in over 10,000 hours working on that craft, just what does that mean? Ingrid Sundberg has it all calculated out on her blog, Ingrid's Notes. Click on over and then calculate if YOU can do it, too.
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1 comment:

Karen Packard Rhodes said...

For us non-fiction writers, a lot of those hours are not writing, but research, transcription, sometimes translation, and analysis. But, ultimately, it does come down to putting the rear in the chair and the fingers on the keyboard. Nice post!