Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Quotes of the Week
All writers have this vague hope that the elves will come in the night and finish any stories.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
—D. H. Lawrence
Tell a story! Don’t try to impress your reader with style or vocabulary or neatly turned phrases. Tell the story first.
Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room and doing it.
It is impossible to discourage real writers—they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because the people fail to see it.
—James A. Michener
Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn’t.
—Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Well, let them talk. I can take it. Only one person can hurt me. Her name is Ida Lupino.
My advice is not to wait to be struck by an idea. If you’re a writer, you sit down and damn well decide to have an idea.
To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.