Distraction Fodder

If a quote doesn't do it for you, a pic of some Avengers might.

If a quote doesn’t do it for you, a pic of some Avengers might.

A friend posts numerous resources for writers, and this one caught my eye.

I know I need the occasional shot in the brain from a good quote to remind me to get writing. How about you?

Here’s 72 of them, loaded and ready to battle my insecurity or procrastination. (Or maybe to cause more distraction from writing.)

If you like this, you might like my friend’s other resources. Check out @DebrasBlog on them there Twitters.

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Burst the Bubble

“I thought my book was good enough… and then I went to critique group, and found out it’s like a cake without the frosting.”

That’s a quote from one of the members of our monthly writing group.

Whatever I do, whatever I create, I do not operate in a vacuum. I want to know what my customer wants, and whether my product meets their needs or interests.

Keeping my babies to myself is safe, comfortable. A story or song I write sounds great to me, so the temptation is to hold on tight.

But we learn from the insights and yes criticism of others. We find out what works and what falls flat. If you’re creative in any vein, don’t give in to the safety of the bubble. Find a group, find a critic. Do it in person if you can, online if you can’t.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Proverbs