So true! (It's kind of fun too, though. Right?) “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell
Time for another writing quote! “A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday
Here's one from James Joyce to start your Tuesday! "I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that’s the only way of insuring one’s immortality." James Joyce So that was his angle!
Another one from Hemingway today! "The first draft of anything is shit." --Earnest Hemingway Normally I run a "clean" blog, but can it really be called profanity if you're quoting Hemingway?
This week's quote comes from Raymond Chandler: “The character that lasts is an ordinary guy with some extraordinary qualities.” —Raymond Chandler Yes! I think that is the ultimate goal.
This week's quote comes from the wonderfully imaginative Lewis Carroll: "In some ways...people that don't exist are much nicer than people that do." Love it! I think I might change "nicer" to "more fun to hang out with" if we were talking about my characters, though. Some of those guys are pure evil. … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday