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Virginia Woolf Quote

Virginia Woolf

“The way to rock oneself back into writing is this. First gentle exercise in the air. Second the reading of good literature. It is a mistake to think that literature can be produced from the raw. One must get out of life…one must become externalised; very, very concentrated, all at one point, not having to draw upon the scattered parts of one’s character, living in the brain.” —Virginia Woolf

10 responses to “Virginia Woolf Quote”

  1. If I can add to it that would be the fact that at times you must lean to step back and get your gear back before going back in. In writing there is such thing as a mental block. Taking sort of a break will reduce that greatly.

  2. Good practice makes good habits. If you do read, write or anything else at your best ,then success will surely follow you.

  3. We often produced literature from the raw all in the name we are educated. Reading good literature books, articles makes us better.

  4. Virginia Woolf is a noble fellow to recommend her works and quotes. This quote is pretty cool and meaningful. Mental work is an essential part of writing. Thanks for sharing this reasonable quote.

  5. Really great tips from a talented writer herself. Thinking about it, it sounds really practical and simple. All characters are made right off the bat – they are molded from a writer’s own experiences, feelings and thoughts.

  6. You always have to clear your mind in writing. You have to write from your heart so you’ll have a true connection with the readers.

  7. Wow, I see how writting is a whole process. I guess just people who really enjoy it and can be dsciplined get to writte something good.

  8. The way how the mind of a writter works is very structured, I’m not surprised that they can writte amazing stories.

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