Saturday, July 2, 2011

For Writers: a few of my favorite quotes

Herewith a few favorite bits of advice from writers:

1. Good writing is often letting go of fear. --Stephen King

2. I believe large numbers of people have at least some talent as writers and storytellers and that those talents can be strengthened and sharpened. --Stephen King

3. There is no writing without re-writing. --Donald Murray

4. Writing helps us map our interior world. --Julia Cameron

5. Writing is about honesty. It is almost impossible to be honest and boring at the same time. --Julia Cameron

6. If there's a book you really want to read, butu it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. --Toni Morrison

So, if you're a writer and still reading this, why aren't you writing? I ask this mostly in jest because my first principle of writing is that reading--paying attention to interesting sentences and the way they're constructed--is at the very heart of writing. See my earlier post, "Advice on Writing."

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