June 28th, 2005

chi3

Anne Sexton

I should be almost finished with Chapter Six of Daughter of Hounds by now, at least seven or eight thousand words into it, but instead I've barely started it. I rarely ever work well when my immediate environment is regularly disrupted. I'm not one of those writers who can write anywhere, anytime, though I often wish that I were. Which is to say, nothing of any significance was written yesterday.

I've been sitting here for almost an hour, trying to think of something interesting to say. Which means it's long past time to give up and move along to something else.

I don't often offer "practical" writing advice, because I know very little about writing that's practical. However, the_urban_monk posted a nice little list by Dennis Cooper yesterday, to which I will now refer you. Here. I'm especially fond of the ones about life not having a plot and characters not being real people...
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