Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend Wisdom


The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.~Agatha Christie



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7 comments :

  1. I don't think I've ever heard that quote, but it's the truest statement I've heard in awhile.

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  2. I wash dishes when I have writers' block and it helps.

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  3. So that's my problem. I've been using an automatic dishwasher for years. Thank you much, I'll get rid of it, start washing dishes by hand, then look out readers, here I come.

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  4. Be sure to get special writers cream for your hands! Snort.

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  5. LOL, Shaddy.

    But the quote is so true. My good friend, Laura Castoro, told me a long time ago that when she got stuck on a scene she went to wash dishes -- or clean the toilet -- and in a little while she could go back and finish the scene. Was a bit humbling, however, to know that a soon to be famous author still had to clean the toilets.

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  6. Any kind of manual labor seems to take the pressure off the muse. I am severely plot-challenged when it comes to fiction, but came up with a terrific plot while splitting firewood once afternoon.

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