Conversations I Wish I Had

Worlds on Blank Pages

“Faced with a blank page you have two options. The first, and by far the easiest (if also the dullest), is to sit and stare at it…. The thing is, things will only start happening when you make the first move. Ripples in water will only occur when something touches it. Reactions only happen when there is an action already made…. So, unless you want to spend the rest of your existence waiting for something to happen that never will, the second option is what you should go for.”

Beth Loves Fiction

(Disclaimer: This is just a bit of nonsense I wrote during a free period today.)image

Faced with a blank page you have two options. The first, and by far the easiest (if also the dullest), is to sit and stare at it. You can think all you want, but if the voice in your head isn’t transferring to words on paper, what good is it going to do? You can watch the white and wait for something to happen, but if your fingers don’t start forming words, then nothing is ever going to happen. You will simply watch and wait forever.

The thing is, things will only start happening when you make the first move. Ripples in water will only occur when something touches it. Reactions only happen when there is an action already made.

So, unless you want to spend the rest of your existence waiting for something to…

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