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Friday, 16 April 2010

Thoughts for the start of a new creative writing term

On studying creative writing
"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way."
Ernest Hemingway
On against-the-clock class exercises
These artificial limits create a crisis, which rouses the brain’s resources; the compulsion towards haste overthrows the ordinary precautions, flings everything into top gear, and many things that are usually hidden find themselves rushed into the open. Barriers break down, prisoners come out of their cells.”  Ted Hughes
On what writers do
Fail. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Becket


Caroline Hardman said...

It was a great first class on Friday - thank you! Especially enjoyed writing the author blurbs. Looking forward to the next one.


Bridget Whelan said...

Thanks Caroline - have fun with the homework!