• Britta Eastburg Friesen

Need a Kick in the Pants?

Updated: Aug 3, 2019



The following comes from Ray Bradbury's Zen and the Art of Writing:

You have been working, haven’t you?

Or do you plan some sort of schedule for yourself starting as soon as you put down this article?

What kind of schedule?

Something like this. One-thousand or two-thousand words every day for the next twenty years. At the start, you might shoot for one short story a week, fifty-two stories a year, for five years. You will have to write and put away or burn a lot of material before you are comfortable in the medium. You might as well start now and get the necessary work done.

For I believe that eventually quantity will make for quality.

An athlete may run ten thousand miles in order to prepare for one hundred yards.

Quantity gives experience. From experience alone can quality come.


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