Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Quotes of the Week
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I'll tell you who you are.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The profession of book writing makes horse racing look like a solid, stable business.
All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
—W. Somerset Maugham
Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
I write as straight as I can, just as I walk as straight as I can, because that is the best way to get there.
I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
Be grateful for every word you can cut.
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.