Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Quotes of the Week
—Joyce Carol Oates
I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.
Every first draft is perfect because all the first draft has to do is exist.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Be grateful for every word you can cut.
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.
Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.
Be ambitious for the work and not for the reward.
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.