The Saturday Writing Quote — on doubt

WPA steps, Bigfork (photo by author)

“Once I decided to just embrace the good doubt as part of my creativity, it made it a lot easier to spot when the good doubt started to turn to bad doubt. I was able to use (and celebrate!) the good doubt—because that’s where the genius happened!—and stop the bad doubt in its tracks when it tried to rear its ugly head. It let me question and improve my plot, my ideas, the way I phrased things. without doubting myself.”

Melissa Haveman, writer and coach

The Saturday Writing Quote

“When I’m working, I’m simply working, setting up problems visually that need resolution. In the process, I’m looking for resolution to conundrums in my life, questions in my life, as well as visually looking for problems that I can fix.”

– the late Montana artist Rick Barstow, profiled in The Missoulian, 11/15/19