“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday
"The road to Hell is paved with works in progress." Philip Roth Yep. And my road is getting pretty long. How about yours? Enjoyed this post? Please vote for my blog every time you visit!
“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday
"You are a writer. The 'Normal' ship sailed without you long ago." Terri Main Well, that explains it!
"Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can." --Neil Gaiman
"The first eight drafts are terrible." --Malcolm Gladwell
"When someone is mean to me, I just make them a victim in my next book." --Mary Higgins Clark Ha! Now that's the way to do it!
"Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well." Margaret Atwood
This week's quote comes from Isabel Allende. All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom. Isabel Allende