"It's hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written, but I know it's true."--Stephen King, On Writing
I know, I know...another example of shoddy translation, rather than actual typos...but enjoyable, nonetheless. You're welcome.
"Think of the basket of each character's life: what holds the ectoplasm together--what are this person's routines, beliefs? What little things would your characters write in their journals: I ate this, I hate that, I did this, I took the dog for a long walk, I chatted with my neighbor. This is all the stuff … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017
Odd name for a group of islands.
"You have to read widely, constantly refining (and redefining) your own work as you do so."--Stephen King, On Writing
I legitimately don't even know where to begin with this one. More of a translation issue, I suppose...but I couldn't help myself.
"How would your main characters describe their current circumstances to a close friend, before and then after a few drinks? See if you can take dictation from them as they tell you who they think they are and what life has been like lately."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
So many yummy things belong to the panini.
"So we read to experience the mediocre and the outright rotten; such experience helps us to recognize those things when they begin to creep into our own work, and to steer clear of them."--Stephen King, On Writing
"Whatever your characters do or say will be born out of who they are, so you need to set out to get to know each one as well as possible."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird