Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
—Cyrill Connolly

Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.
—Lady Gaga

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
—Agatha Christie

Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences.
—Sylvia Plath

Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
—Robert Penn Warren

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
—Douglas Adams

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

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
—Charlie Chaplin

Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
—Lillian Hellman

If you're thinking of an idea in the shower or while you're walking your dog, and if it still sticks the next day there’s probably something to it.
—Lin-Manuel Miranda

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader's.
—Stephen King

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
—Sylvia Plath

I do not write with ease, nor am I ever please with anything I write. And so I rewrite.
—Margaret Mitchell

A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
—Sidney Sheldon

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
—Henry Ward Beecher

Writing a book is like telling a joke and having to wait two years to know whether or not it was funny.
—Alain de Botton

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.
—Henry David Thoreau

One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.
—Jack Kerouac

Write one good clean sentence and put a period at the end of it. Then write another one.
—M.F.K. Fisher

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
—Pablo Picasso

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
—Stephen Fry

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Four years of Drink Coffee, Make Stuff Up!

It has been an excellent four years with a lot of change. This was the first comic I published. Fun stuff.

The biggest change between then and now was quitting my day job and becoming a full-time author. That was over a year ago now. Of late, we have sold the house and will be moving to a sweet new home.

Life is good.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Quotes of the Week

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
-- Douglas Adams

Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
—Doris Lessing

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
—Anne Frank

f you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
—W. Somerset Maugham

Remember to recognize the small successes that you will have. Don't let the brightness of that big goal blind you to what happens on the way toward the goal. Meet one wave at a time and enjoy what progress you make.
—Lucille Ball

No one has ever written a romance novel better than we live it.
—Lauren Bacall

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
—Anton Chekhov

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
—E.L. Doctorow

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
—Mark Twain

Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.
—Jules Renard

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