Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Quotes of the Week
When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.
It seems that every time I stick my neck out, I get my foot into something else.
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story.
Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.