Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Quotes of the Week
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
First requirement of the writer is the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Second...the wish to do so.
—Joyce Carol Oates
Just trust your own voice. And keep exploring the things that are interesting to you.
A good style should show no sign of effort. What is written should seem to be a happy accident.
One must be ruthless with one’s own writing or someone else will be.
—John Berrymant Maugham
You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to things you don't want to feel.
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.