Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Quotes of the week
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.
Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook.
Without craft, art remains private. Without art, craft is merely homework.
—Joyce Carol Oates
Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of suprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Screenwriting is like ironing. You move forward a little bit and go back and smooth things out.
I think it’s important to leave spaces in a story for readers to fill in from their own experience.