The Discipline of Habit

The late Donald Murray, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer, on the habit of writing:

I do not wake singing, To writing, to writing, I will go.’ I drag my rump to the desk by habit. Most of the time I like being there, but I never like going there.[ref]Murray, Donald. Writing for Your Readers: Notes on the Writer’s Craft from The Boston Globe. Old Saybrook, CT: The Globe Pequot Press, 1992.[/ref]

April 26, 2013