Bleed with me … alternatively, you could just throw up!


Forsooth, there is nothing like a bloody good quote. (Shakespeare)




Oh, you are not alone Mr Hemingway!

The American author and dramatist Gene Fowler must have been in a similar mood when he wrote …

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.


I also like this heartfelt little offering from Pulitzer Prize Winner Walter Wellesley ‘Red’ Smith …

There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein …


Enough with the blood already.

Writer Ray Bradbury was equally graphic when proffering advice to aspiring writers …

Write a thousand words a day. That’s only about four pages, but force yourself to do it. Put your finger down your throat and throw up. That’s what writing is all about.

And as for George Orwell …

Writing a book is a horrible exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.

Oh George, it’s enough to make you want to jump off Wigan Pier!




3 responses to “Bleed with me … alternatively, you could just throw up!

  1. Reblogged this on Routine Matters and commented:

    A bloody good reblog.

  2. Writers are apparently the dinner of choice for vampires! 😉
    And continuing in that vein, “Thinking up a new topic is like getting blood from a stone.” Sorry, I could not resist! 🙂

  3. Well yes. And you can see why. I am so glad that you could not resist.
    Resistance is futile. Thank you so much for dropping by. Kris.

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