Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Quotes of the Week
The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter, a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
I put myself in the character's shoes, talk to myself until something honest comes out, and write it down.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Don’t send your first three chapters until they are so good you couldn’t bear changing a word: If you don’t love it, we won’t. You only get one chance to read something for the first time so don’t think you can fix that problem later. There won’t be a later.
Whatever you describe to another person is also a revelation of who you are and who you think you are. You cannot describe anything without betraying your point of view, your aspirations, your fears, your hopes. Everything.
The worst enemy to #creativity is self-doubt.
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.