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Until the thought is married to the word

So often, we fear putting words on the page in case they’re not good enough. We read the most incredible novels and think: I’ll never be able to write something that awesome. But we forget that those incredible novels have been worked and re-worked and polished some more – sometimes for years – by their authors and editors.
There is no such thing as a natural writer but there is an instinct to keep reworking until the thought is married to the word.” Sarah Wheeler
Thank you to Jane Cooper, my wonderfully talented and kind writing buddy for this this Wednesday’s quotation.  Send me your favourite writing quotations to post as part of my Wednesday Wisdom series.