15 Status Updates from Bottledworder about Writing

BottledworderI was browsing my Facebook page and noticed that I’ve managed to come up with several words of wisdom over the past few months through my status updates. Some are topical and have lost their punch but there are several others that I thought merited compilation here on the blog. Since status updates are so ephemeral in nature, do “like” the Facebook page if you’d like the updates as and when they show up.

If not, just taste 15 of them here below. If they seem rather disjointed, keep in mind that they were just nuggets (I hope of something akin to wisdom) that appeared scattered over weeks and months.

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**1. Read before you think. Think before you write. Think very hard before you hit publish!

**2. Writing eats up time and gets out of control but isn’t it better than other addictions?

**3. Commuting on the subway is the time for unbalanced reading.

**4. Cafe-writing is 10% writing and 90% people-watching.

**5. If you’ve never sat down and written something just because you’ve wanted to, try it. It’s the only kind of writing that makes you feel better.

**6. Writing is not just about the extraordinary moments. It’s about making the ordinary moments extraordinary.

**7. We’re so conscious of wasting money but not of wasting a good thought. Save those thoughts I say!

**8. Sometimes life seems too short but so does a good book!

**9. Quick! Quick! Finish that thought. Write it down. You never know what tomorrow will bring!

**10. Drowsiness on a Friday afternoon for avid writers disappears as soon as it’s time to go out.

**11. You never know which parts people will like and which parts they won’t. The best you can do is finish it and put it out there.

**12. If you can’t handle it in real life, put it in a book.

**13. Creativity can embellish all areas of human endeavour.

**14. Writers don’t need to have the last word. They just want to write about when you think you do

**15. The best writing happens when you’re not trying to make the best writing happen!

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22 thoughts on “15 Status Updates from Bottledworder about Writing”

  1. **4. Cafe-writing is 10% writing and 90% people-watching. – That’s why I never do that. I can’t do that. I will never do that.

    **5. If you’ve never sat down and written something just because you’ve wanted to, try it. It’s the only kind of writing that makes you feel better. – True

    **6. Writing is not just about the extraordinary moments. It’s about making the ordinary moments extraordinary. – Agree

    **11. You never know which parts people will like and which parts they won’t. The best you can do is finish it and put it out there. – Totally agree

    **12. If you can’t handle it in real life, put it in a book. – ok this is what I’m struggling with big time. I want to say what I want to say, but I also don’t want to hurt anyone. Now the question is – how do I make my characters do things / experience the emotions to tell my story?

    **14. Writers don’t need to have the last word. They just want to write about when you think you do – Did not understand this. My name is ….

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  2. Wow, it’s like you crawled in my head and dispelled all those things I’ve been trying to work out, convince myself of, and/or give credit and credence to. Thanks for accomplishing #’s 7, 9. 11 and 15 in this post!

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