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One more article on Inspiration and Writing…

… and then I have a date with a book and a large mug of tea. This article is by Richard Nordquist and it’s not so much food for thought as it is a lush, wonderful buffet.

“Had I mentioned to someone around 1795 that I planned to write, anyone with any sense would have told me to write for two hours every day, with or without inspiration. Their advice would have enabled me to benefit from the ten years of my life I totally wasted waiting for inspiration.”
(Stendhal [Marie-Henri Beyle], quoted by Enrique Vila-Matas in Bartleby & Co, New Directions, 2004)

The whole article is worth reading and bookmarking.