Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Quotes of the Week
A story needs rhythm. Read it aloud to yourself. If it doesn't spin a bit of magic, it's missing something.
In character, In manner, In style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale. Inspire them.
The more you read, the more you will write. The better the stuff you read, the better the stuff you will write.
The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service.
Writers don’t write from experience, though many are resistant to admit that they don’t. I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.
I write only when inspirations strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp.
—W. Somerset Maugham
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.