Writing Tips

Writing Tip: Spotlight (Douglas Adams)

Anybody else feel like this is their life-quote as an author?

Douglas Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist, and dramatist. He is best known for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and his work for Doctor Who including the episodes “The Pirate Planet,” “City of Death,” and “Sada” (although the third was never televised). Like many other authors, and like ourselves, Adams faced his own difficulty in writing successfully and yet he never gave in.

While I do believe in the importance in deadlines, it doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves that it is not the end of the world if we miss one deadline and it is not a reason to give up or give in to self-doubt. If you miss one deadline make up for it and use it as motivation to push yourself harder!

Another reason why I love this quote is that it reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously. It is okay to laugh some days and remember that we are only human.

Do YOU have any quotes that make you laugh or remind you of your own experiences as a writer?

Happy Writing Everyone!

21 thoughts on “Writing Tip: Spotlight (Douglas Adams)”

  1. I love this, Kayla. Great post. Reblogged. I find deadlines can be scary things, but like most things we’re afraid of they can bring out the best in us. That’s my experience anyhow. I tend to watch a deadline as if it’s a tiger stalking me. I watch it get closer and closer until there’s too much pressure and I have to act, i.e write. There’s a moment when the tiger seems to be stationary, and then all of a sudden it’s upon you. The sneaky beggar!

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