Saturday, February 16, 2019

Writer's Research

I have a character in my next novel that loves cigars. I personally do not know Jack about them but enjoy one every so often. This infographic was a big help.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music. The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
—Henry Mancini

The notion of talent is quite irrelevant. I see instead perseverance, application... will, will, will, desire, desire, desire.
—Gordon Lish

Writing is hard work. A clear sentence is no accident. Very few sentences come out right the first time, or even the third time.
—William Zinsser

Writers write while dreamers procrastinate.
—Besa Kosova

The only thing worth writing about is the conflict in the human heart.
—William Faulkner

When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
—George Orwell

Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
—Tom Stoppard

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.
—John Cleese