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Monday, March 19, 2012

William Faulkner

"Get it down.  Take chances.  It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything really good."

American Novelist
1897 - 1962

The fear of many writers and artists is having to face a blank sheet of paper or a blank canvas.  And what holds the writers and painters back is the need to be perfect.  They believe that everything they write or paint must be the best so the fear of not being good enough paralyzes the artist within.  You now have the permission of William Faulkner, one of the great American novelists, to create bad stuff.  And I second him.  The important thing is to get the paint on the canvas or the words on paper.  The clean-up will come later in the form of revision.