Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quotes of the Week

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide
—Harper Lee

Respect your characters, even the minor ones. In art, as in life, everyone is the hero of their own particular story.
—Sarah Waters

I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
—Elmore Leonard

Never use a long word where a short one will do.
—George Orwell

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple,that's creativity.
—Charles Mingus

Starting a novel is opening a door on a misty landscape; u can see very little but u can smell the earth and feel the wind blowing

A story happens when two equally appealing forces, or characters, or ideas try to occupy the same place at the same time.
—Amy Hempel

Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
—Salvador Dalí

Always get to the dialogue as soon as possible….Nothing puts the reader off more than a great slab of prose at the start.
—P.G. Wodehouse

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