Quotes

Quotes I’ve collected that touched me.

A. Victoria Mixon, Editor » 6 Personality Types Who Will Fail as Writers

07.27.2010

Are you a Twilight enthusiast? A Bella-Wannabe? Mooning endlessly over Bella’s identification withWuthering Heights and thinking the only thing as great as being the author of Edward would be being the author of Heathcliff? Just so you know: the author of Heathcliff was dissed by her publisher, left unpublished until he could ride the coattails […]

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Give It

02.10.2010

One of the few things I know about writing is this: Spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book, give it, give it all, give it now. ANNIE DILLARD via AdviceToWriters – […]

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Rules are NOT my friends

02.07.2010

Do not pay any attention to the rules other people make…. They make them for their own protection, and to Hell with them. WILLIAM SAROYAN via AdviceToWriters – Rules and Commandments.

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Extra Life

01.05.2010

I often feel sorry for people who don’t read good books; they are missing a chance to lead an extra life. ~ Scott Corbett ~

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On Writing and Fear

01.01.2010

You need to stand out, and that means swallowing your fear (and your pride) and showing all of you, even the hidden parts. via The Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Scribbler: On Fear and Baring Your Soul.

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From the Heart

12.15.2009

The only true creative aspect of writing is the first draft. That’s when it’s coming straight from your head and your heart, a direct tapping of the unconscious. The rest is donkey work. It is, however, donkey work that must be done. EVAN HUNTER Thanks to Advice To Writers.

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One Day

12.11.2009

A very inspiring post by author (and superintern, I hear) Mandy Hubbard about her road to publication. The difference between a published author and an unpublished one is one day. It only takes one day, one moment, for your whole world to shift. I firmly believe that if you work hard at improving your craft […]

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Wishing Well

08.29.2009

Unknown: “Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”

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How Fear Can Still the Keyboard

08.19.2009

As I spent seven hours a few days ago, reading weird websites and finding ways to waste my time, I realized that I was avoiding writing out of fear.  Fear of what?  That I’m just not good enough.  I’m not good enough to pull it off, my writing isn’t good enough to be published, I’ll […]

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Couldn’t Have Said It Better

02.17.2009

I love writing.  I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener

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