Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quotes of the Week

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
—Madeleine L'Engle

Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.
—Susan Sontag

Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

I write to find what I have to say. I edit to figure out how to say it right.
—Cheryl Strayed

If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor
—Edgar Rice Burroughs

The act of putting pen to paper encourages thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life...
—N. Platt

I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging.
—Gore Vidal

If history was taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
—Rudyard Kipling

I do not dream at night, I dream all day, I dream for a living.
—Ernest Hemingway

A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.
—Mark Twain

Speak your dialogue out loud. If it sounds like the way people talk, then write it down.
—Tom Clancy

It is by siting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.
—Gerald Brenan

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