“How to write: Butt in chair. Start each day anywhere. Let yourself do it badly. Just take one passage at a time. Get butt back in chair.” -Anne Lamott
“Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.” -Dorothy Parker
“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” -Mary Heaton Vorse
“Writing = Ass + Chair.” -Oliver Stone
The only way to figure out what the hell you’re trying to say is to write and write and write some more. Until it becomes clear to you.
The only way to write is to put your ass in the chair every single day and write.
Ergo the formula…
Good writing is the product of many, many, many, many, many, many “ass in chair” hours