Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Quotes of the Week
The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.
—Robert A. Heinlein
Don't say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description.
Write it, damn you! What else are you good for?
I don't believe in writer's block or waiting for inspiration. If you're a writer, you sit down and write.
First requirement of the writer is the ability to concentrate for long periods of time. Second...the wish to do so.
—Joyce Carol Oates
Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.
The terrible thing about being a writer is that you don’t decide to become one, you discover that you are one.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its infinite power.