Is there a secret to writing?
“Yes, of course there is.”
What is it?
“It can be summed up in four little words.”
You’re kidding me. How can you sum up the secret to writing in four words?
“Then you tell me what the secret is?”
I can’t. I just thought it would be longer than four words. Tell me, what’s the secret?
“SIT DOWN AND WRITE.”
Is that it? Are you being serious with me?
“I’ve never been more serious. Think about it. If you want to write, have to write, need to write, what do you do? Do you go for a walk, wash the dishes or call someone on the phone? No. You can’t do those things if you want to write. What you have to do is actually SIT DOWN AND WRITE. It’s as simple as that. Or, if you’re so inclined, STAND UP AND WRITE. The choice is up to you.”