Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I like for (narrators) to have hope--if a friend or a narrator reveals himself or herself to be hopeless too early on, I lose interest. It depresses me. It makes me overeat."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I like (narrators) to be mentally ill in the same sorts of ways that I am; for instance, I have a friend who said one day, 'I could resent the ocean if I tried,' and I realized that I love that in a guy."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"(Narrators) shouldn't be too perfect; perfect means shallow and unreal and fatally uninteresting. I like for them to have a nice sick sense of humor and to be concerned with important things..."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Once weaned from the ephemeral craving for TV, most people will find they enjoy the time they spend reading. I'd like to suggest that turning off that endlessly quacking box is apt to improve the quality of your life as well as the quality of your writing."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"...the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success."--W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"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

The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Just Publishing Advice: Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating. Whether it is a fresh sheet of paper or a blank word processor template with its infuriating little flashing cursor, it is the same. You have nothing in front of your eyes […] … Continue reading The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog