Tuesday, May 7, 2013
W.E.B. Griffin on Writing
I try to write in the mornings. If I can write until noon, all morning, it's a good day of work. I heard Shelby Foote once say that the trick is getting three days in a row. Productivity depends on writing three days in a row and something always seems to come up and interrupt that.
The essence of a good story is drama. A likable character always seems to triumph over threatening odds. First and foremost, I am lucky. But, B: I work hard. I have been at it a long time and I am a firm believer that the longer you do this, the better you will be at it, like cabinet making.
-W.E.B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth III]