Friday, May 8, 2009

Take 5: A Daily Dose of Writing Quotes

“One nice thing about putting the thing away for a couple of months before looking at it is that you start to appreciate your own wit. Of course, this can be carried too far. But it's kind of cool when you crack up a piece of writing, and then realize you wrote it. I recommend this feeling.”~ Steven Brust, fantasy writer

“Writing is like hunting. There are brutally cold afternoons with nothing in sight, only the wind and your breaking heart. Then the moment when you bag something big. The entire process is beyond intoxicating.”~Kate Braverman, novelist & poet

“If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."~Toni Morrison , Nobel Prize winning author

“You have to learn how to use your energy and not squander it. In the writing process, the more a thing cooks, the better. The brain works for you even when you are at rest."~Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize winning author

“In my first writing class, I was given the most valuable advice that a young writer could receive. The professor said, 'Take a situation that intrigues you and ask yourself two questions: Suppose? and, What if? Then turn the situation into fiction.”
~Mary Higgins Clark, suspense novel author

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