Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Quotes of the Week
Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.
Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald
I write to find what I have to say. I edit to figure out how to say it right.
If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor
—Edgar Rice Burroughs
The act of putting pen to paper encourages thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life...
I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging.
If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
I do not dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living.
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.
Speak your dialogue out loud. If it sounds like the way people talk, then write it down.
It is by siting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.