This life is full of people who will tell you can’t. That you won’t. That you shouldn’t even try. Doubt it not, my friends, these people are your enemies. They are the death of your hope and creativity. They are walking misery, seeking your company. Don’t spare them a second, or a breath. Leave them … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Encouraging Words From Jay Kristoff.
“Here’s the thing about being a writer, or a musician, or an artist, or any sort of creative person. The ones who make it are the ones who make themselves do it. They’re the ones who practice even when it seems like they aren’t getting any better. They’re the ones who open up their work-in-progress … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Wise Words From Maggie Stiefvater.
Found these two little gems on twitter yesterday, posted by @erinbowbooks & @PSLiterary, and thought I shared them with you: “I suppose half of writing is overcoming the revulsion you feel when you sit down to it.” -Flannery O’Connor. “Don’t let a single day go by without writing. Cause even garbage eventually becomes compost with … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” – James A. Michener. So do I James, so do I.
“I’m not a big fan of inspiration. I’m too old to sit and wait for the muse to give me a little kiss… I write a lot, and I’m not afraid to make mistakes or to write badly. I can alsways fix something weak and dull. But I can’t fix a blank page.” ― Ron … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
I stumbled across this compilation of quotes by George R.R Martin on writing over at io9. You can check out the whole post HERE. Here are my two favourite: “I hate outlines. I have a broad sense of where the story is going; I know the end, I know the end of the principal characters, … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Quotes from George R.R. Martin.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou. Started working on a first draft and feeling this right now.
‘Your main job is to believe in yourself. Yes, you have to do the actual work as well, but it’s the confidence that will make your work stand out and reach others. Even if other people are like, “Well, I don’t know if this is going to be your breakout novel or if this is … More Writing Quote Wednesday.
“You learn by writing short stories. Keep writing short stories. The money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” – Larry Niven As a short story writer I have to agree with this one. I find short stories are tough to write and teach you a lot about writing, especially … More Writing Quote Wednesday.