Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quotes of the Week

Great dialogue has transparency. Something is being said while something else is being felt.
—Robert McKee

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
—Steven King

A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
—Isaac B. Singer

If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
—Terry Pratchett

Find the key emotion; this may be all you need to know to find your short story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

To finish is sadness to a writer—a little death. He puts the last word down and it is done.
—John Steinbeck

I write one page of masterpiece to ninety one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the waste-basket.
—Ernest Hemingway

I don't try to guess what a million people will like. It's hard enough to know what I like.
—John Huston

Respect your characters, even the minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story.
—Sarah Waters

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