Saturday, September 19, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are.
Don’t get it right, just get it written.
Writers feel the grammar rather than knowing it. This comes from good reading. If you read enough, the grammar will come.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
I'm a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character.
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it's the only way you can do anything good.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
If you are not discourage by your writing on a regular basis, you may not be trying hard enough.
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
The best time for planning a book is while doing the dishes.
You must write. It’s not enough to start by thinking. You become a writer by writing.
You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.
Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
We all have time machines, don't we, those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward are dreams.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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― Ronald Reagan
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
--Henry David Thoreau
I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.
I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations.
Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.
I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.
No true artist will tolerate for one minute the world as it is.