On Writing

June 20th, 2016 by

Typewriter“There’s a great thing that happens after you’ve spent a morning writing, and you think, I haven’t got anything there, not anything, and then you go away and become depressed, and when you come back, you find a good sentence or a good speech buried somewhere in the yards you’ve written. It’s in those hours of writing crap where you find a little thing that’s worth it, that makes you believe in the process of writing.”

— Emma Thompson via Vulture

HT to Susan Winchell for the quote

On Writing

June 13th, 2016 by

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“A good writer always works at the impossible.”

— John Steinbeck

On Writing

June 6th, 2016 by

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“Get the structure wrong and you blow up shortly after take off.”

— David Mitchell

Via The Paris Review

On Writing

May 30th, 2016 by

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“You write until the rust comes out of the faucet and it’s clear water. Then you write down the clear water.”

— Lin-Manuel Miranda

On Writing

May 23rd, 2016 by

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“If I didn’t know the ending of a story, I wouldn’t begin. I always write my last line, my last paragraph, my last page first.”

— Katherine Anne Porter

On Writing

May 16th, 2016 by

Typewriter“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

— Roald Dahl

On Writing

May 9th, 2016 by

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“Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.”

— Jessamyn West

On Writing

May 2nd, 2016 by

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“The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”

— Samuel Johnson

On Writing

April 25th, 2016 by

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“Don’t be afraid to start. And more importantly, don’t be afraid to finish.”

— Chris Sparling

Via Twitter

On Writing

April 18th, 2016 by

Typewriter“Sneaking up on it sometimes helps: I’ve found I can be very productive for an hour before dinner, because there obviously isn’t enough time to really do anything, so I can tell myself I’m just screwing around.”

— Michael Crichton

Via Advice To Writers