Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"Having a likable narrator is like having a great friend whose company you love, whose mind you love to pick, whose running commentary totally holds your attention, who makes you laugh out loud, whose lines you always want to steal."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"If your narrator is someone whose take on things fascinates you, it isn't really going to matter if nothing much happens for a long time. I could watch John Cleese or Anthony Hopkins do dishes for about an hour without needing much else to happen."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"No matter what, you are probably going to have to let bad things happen to some . of the characters you love or you won't have much of a story."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I have my own dislikes--I believe that anyone using the phrase 'That's so cool' should have to stand in the corner, and that those using the far more odious phrases 'at this point in time' and  'at the end of the day' should be sent to bed without supper."--Stephen King, On Writing

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

"I know some very great writers, writers you love who write beautifully and have made a great deal of money, and not ONE of them sits down routinely feeling wildly enthusiastic and confident. Not one of them writes elegant first drafts." "All right, one of them does, but we do not like her very much."--Anne … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017

Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom

The good news is that some days it feels like you just have to keep getting out of your own way so that whatever it is that wants to be written can use you to write it...but the bad news is that if you're at all like me, you'll probably read over what you've written … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom