Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Quotes of the Week

If a writer falls in love with you, you'll never die.

I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.
—Françoise Sagan

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
—Stephen King (Say this over and over to yourself. -MCW)

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
—Ernest Hemingway (And he did... -MCW)

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
—Stephen King (A simple formula. Do it. - MCW)

Freedom is...the right to write the wrong words.
—Patti Smith (Stop banning books, cowards. - MCW)

Don't use no double negatives.
Never use a preposition to end a sentence with.
The passive voice should never be employed.
You should not use a big word when a diminutive would suffice.
About those sentence fragments.
Avoid clichés like the plague.
—William Safire

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

Let the readers do some of the work themselves. 
—Fyodor Dostoevsky

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