Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Quotes of the Way
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
I think most writers, even the best, overwrite. I prefer to underwrite. Simple, clear as a country creek.
Without tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
It’s such a confidence trick, writing a novel. The main person you have to trick into confidence is yourself.
—Anna Deavere Smith
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of suprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.