Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rainy Days and Mondays #3

Well, it's raining in New York. It's not pouring, and we're planning on having dinner at the Heartland Brewery, right around the corner from the hotel, so not too bad.

But - this calls for another round of Rainy Days and Mondays.

The Backspace Writing conference is going well, but since my story's in need of some revision (and a new title), here is some inspiration on the idea that writing is rewriting:

"Fail. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

"Rewriting is when playwriting really gets to be fun. In baseball you only get three swings and you're out. In rewriting, you get almost as many swings as you want and you know, sooner or later, you'll hit the ball." - Playwright Neil Simon

"It is all a matter of trial and instructive error. I try to say what I cannot yet say and fail but find the failure instructive." - Donald Murray

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