I bet you've seen a lot of bad writing on the web. I know I have. When I come across a website with low quality writing, I automatically form a negative opinion of the company. Even when the website is otherwise well-designed and the leader has decades of experience, if the copy is hackwork, I look elsewhere.
"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
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
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!
This week's quote comes from Mark Twain: "Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." --Mark Twain Great one, Mr. Twain. As I'm re-reading Freedom City and crossing out all my wrong words, I'm learning you were a big, fat liar. 😉 Back to editing for me!
Happy Tuesday! This week's quote comes from William Shakespeare: And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. – William Shakespeare (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream)