Hope all of you are busy writing and perfecting your craft.
Last cliches: Cut and Dried–commonplace, routine. Term dates from the early 18th century, some disagreement to origin. Most believe came from timber, which is customarily cut to standard sizes and dried before it is used. One writer believes it refers to the wares of English herbalists, which were cut and dried before being sold. Jonathan Swift used the phrase for boring speech in Betty the Grisette, 1730.
Needless to Say: unnecessary to state. This phrase originated as “Nedelesse to speke” in the early 16th century.
Hope you are enjoying the cliches and their meanings and origins.
Now on to writing every day. Do you do it? What time frame do you give yourself or do you just write when the muse strikes?
The movers and shakers probably write on a schedule and so many hours a day. However, I write when I get up for as long as I can, then I write during the day and in the evening, whenever I’m not doing something else. Of course, I’m retired and have no other job, but I do have a life besides writing.
If I didn’t write sometime every day, I’d not feel well. Even when I’m sick, I make up stories in my head. Writing is a part of me and without it, I feel bad inside.
Now this is no snow job. I really do write whenever I can and as often as I can. Even if I only write a paragraph a day, my story will develop.
People who talk about writing a novel, usually keep talking and write very little. But, writer’s write. And Write some more, and more, and more.
What are your thoughts?
Until next time,