On Writing

January 26th, 2015 by

“The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.”

— Flannery O’Connor

On Writing

January 19th, 2015 by

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.”

— W. Somerset Maugham

On Writing

January 12th, 2015 by

“There are so many different kinds of writing and so many ways to work that the only rule is this: do what works. Almost everything has been tried and found to succeed for somebody. The methods, even the ideas, of successful writers contradict each other in a most heartening way, and the only element I find common to all successful writers is persistence—an overwhelming determination to succeed.”

— Sophy Burnham

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On Writing

January 5th, 2015 by

“Writing is its own reward.”

— Henry Miller

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On Writing

December 29th, 2014 by

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”

— Barbara Kingsolver

On Writing

December 22nd, 2014 by

“I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.”

— Clarence Budington Kelland

On Writing

December 15th, 2014 by

“What is either a picture or a novel that is not character?”

— Henry James

On Writing

December 8th, 2014 by

“The essence of drama is that man cannot walk away from the consequences of his own deeds.”

— Harold Hayes

On Writing

December 1st, 2014 by

“It’s better to write about things you feel than things you know about.”

— L. P. Hartley

On writing

November 24th, 2014 by

“Writing is easy. Being a writer is murder.”

— Joseph Dougherty