Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Don't get it right, just get it written." —James Thurber



I'm working on this. Really.



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them



"No two persons ever read the same book." —Edmund Wilson



As a writer who puts each new book out there with a mixture of pride and trepidation, I love this.



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them



"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten." —Neil Gaiman

My favorite way to learn "mere facts" is through the inspiring shadow truths of fiction.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Acting is essentially doing a great deal of preparation and then hoping that an accident happens." —Laurence Olivier


The same can be said about writing fiction.



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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writer and Those Who Love Them

"... everythng in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." —Sylvia Plath


After 9/11 I wrote a poem about the plane that went down in the field. For me it was cathartic. Sometimes big things require a poem.

Can you imagine what Sylvia Plath would have done with a blog?



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say." — C. S. Lewis



Don't you wish it happend this way all the time?






I recently heard about an author who often wrote blindfolded. According to him, his hands were rarely in the wrong position on the keyboard so gobbledy-gook was not an issue.




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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"A word after a word after a word is power."
— Margaret Atwood

So what are you waiting for?



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