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U.S. Sportswriter Red Smith is often credited with the quote, "Writing is easy. You just open a vein and bleed." As with many famous quotations, there's debate whether he actually said those exact words, whether it was a paraphrase of something he said, or whether they were first uttered by another. Nonetheless, I think it's a great quote that sums up the way many feel about writing. It can be a struggle to dig deep and put something personal and meaningful on the page. Writers know that typing is not the same as writing!

To create this magnet, I hand painted the red drops of "blood" (paint) on the surface of the glass. (In some of the photos, you can see the paint is reflected through the glass, causing pink shadows.) I used a typewriter font for the quote. (I love typewriter font!) The back of the magnet is covered in light brown paper with a handwriting pattern on it. The magnet strength is rated a 2 (out of 10), making it best for holding a single, small sheet of paper such as your grocery list. (Opening your veins every day to write makes you hungry!)

Great gift for writers! Magnet comes gift-boxed.

Size: 7/8" (2.22 cm) width x 1 7/8" (4.76 cm) length

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Writing is Easy Magnet (Humor Magnet, Glass, Inspirational)


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, paper, magnet
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
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