Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Quotes of the Week
When you write—explode—fly apart – disintegrate! Then give time enough to think, cut, rework, and rewrite
One has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
Half my life is an act of revision.
Characters are not created by writers. They pre-exist and have to be found.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Trust dreams. Trust your heart, and trust your story.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to greet unknown fate.
The author should keep his mouth shut when his work begins to speak.