Writing Tip of the Day 12-28-17 (Isaac Asimov)

Posted: December 28, 2017 in Writing
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“Frequently, when I am at work on a science-fiction novel, I find myself heartily sick of it and unable to write another word. I don’t stare at blank sheets of paper. I don’t spend days and nights cudgeling a head that is empty of ideas. Instead, I simply leave the novel and go on to any of the dozen other projects that are on tap. I write an editorial, or an essay, or a short story, or work on one of my nonfiction books. By the time I’ve grown tired of these things, my mind has been able to do its proper work and fill up again. I return to my novel and find myself able to write easily once more.”

–Isaac Asimov, quoted in “Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime — these are the six ways he did it

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