Salman Rushdie quote

I recently signed up for Timothy Pike’s Dream, Play, Write e-mail.  I received the following in my inbox and thought I should share:

 “Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things—childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves—that go on slipping, like sand, through our fingers.”

It is a Salman Rushdie quote.  I’m sorry to say that I have never read any of his work but I will do after reading this quote 🙂


Dream, Play, Write

I stumbled upon a WordPress blog called Dream, Play, Write by Timothy Pike.  Timothy is a copywriter offering advice to writers through daily recordings on his blog.  The recordings are positive, encouraging and full of simple but effective advice.  For example, he says that you should never refer to yourself as an aspiring writer because if you are aspiring to be something, you haven’t got there yet.

You can sign up for a 7 day trial which allows you access to the recordings for free.

Check it out here – Dream, Play, Write.