"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!
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
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
It's Tuesday again! “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.” ― Alice Walker What do you think, folks? Do you agree with Alice Walker? Can a … Continue reading Writing Quote Tuesday
Here's one from Louis L'Amour: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L'Amour
My daughters and I just finished reading Charlotte's Web for our mother/daughter book club, so I thought I'd share a quote from E.B. White today: “All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” ― E.B. White
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?