Thursday, October 27, 2011
I'm a Guest Blogger Today
But I don't want to leave you without some thoughts to ponder from reading my blog. What better way to do that than to give you glimpses of more famous writers and their thoughts on the topic of writing.
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. Isaac Bashevis Singer
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. E.L. Doctorow
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. Flannery O'Connor
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. Elmore Leonard
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. Mark Twain
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent re-writer. James Michener
The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say. Mark Twain
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov
Easy reading is damn hard writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. Author Unknown
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. Peter De Vries
Come back again next Tuesday for my next author interview and gain more insights on writing from new writers.