21 Lies Writers Tell Themselves

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  • Profile picture of the author aprilm
    That's funny! Thanks for posting this. I like your sig logo by the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mac Wheeler
    Ha! Love it!

    Number 9 brings back some terrible memories for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author zimo
    Invert #1 and that's me.
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  • #1 hits kinda close to home...
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Wow, Really funny amazing dear where you get this good sentences ???
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Ha!

      I laughed out loud when I read number 4.

      That seems to be my mantra.

      In actuality, I could write one piece and never be done, always finding one more thing to change, one more idea to add, one more descriptive word to replace with a better one, one more analogy to drive the point home, etc.

      Knowing when good enough is good enough to be done, is a work in of itself. :p

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      • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        Ha!

        I laughed out loud when I read number 4.

        That seems to be my mantra.

        In actuality, I could write one piece and never be done, always finding one more thing to change, one more idea to add, one more descriptive word to replace with a better one, one more analogy to drive the point home, etc.

        Knowing when good enough is good enough to be done, is a work in of itself. :p

        Terra
        No - #4 is what you tell everyone who asks "so howz the book coming?" - and your editor if you have one...:rolleyes:

        #5 is what I tell myself


        And #22 - "Don't worry, I don't need to write it down...it's all right here!" (taps on temple)
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

          No - #4 is what you tell everyone who asks "so howz the book coming?" - and your editor if you have one...:rolleyes:

          #5 is what I tell myself


          And #22 - "Don't worry, I don't need to write it down...it's all right here!" (taps on temple)
          Really?

          #5 is a good way to never get anything written. If I'm thinking about writing, therefore I am writing, therefore I never write because my mind never "shuts up" with thoughts, therefore I'm always thinking I'm writing, therefore I never get anything written, I think. Huh?

          Terra
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          • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Really?

            #5 is a good way to never get anything written. If I'm thinking about writing, therefore I am writing, therefore I never write because my mind never "shuts up" with thoughts, therefore I'm always thinking I'm writing, therefore I never get anything written, I think. Huh?

            Terra
            If I kept telling myself I'm almost done, everything I wrote would end up like a one hour TV show or movie where the whole plot just "wraps up" in the last 5 minutes, so I would be done!

            (I hate it when that happens:p)

            #23 - "The Butler did it"
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

              If I kept telling myself I'm almost done, everything I wrote would end up like a one hour TV show or movie where the whole plot just "wraps up" in the last 5 minutes, so I would be done!

              (I hate it when that happens:p)

              #23 - "The Butler did it"
              But it's supposed to be a lie you tell yourself. So you really aren't almost done and can't really be done or it's now a truth and you aren't lying.

              #24 I had it done, but my dog ate it. :p

              Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I don't disagree with #20. A screenwriter friend of mine dumped his agent who really was more of a burden than a help (Canadian ones are especially useless), then went and made his own connections, and finally landed a deal to produce his screenplays.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanEagle
    6. My writer’s block protects me from humiliating myself.

    Why haven't I thought of this? LOL This is exactly what optimism is all about.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    You mean ....number 3 isn't true? I thought I was special.
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