"Writing a first draft is very much like watching a Polaroid develop. You can't--and, in fact, you're not supposed to--know exactly what the picture is going to look like until it has finished developing."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Perhaps it's someone's name, and you can only hunt when accompanied by said person...
As you all well know, I'm a big fan of writing prompts. For me, they help to quiet the creative chaos and scattered minutiae of potential writing fodder in my brain, and funnel all those microscopic motes into one, cohesive mass from which I can draw from. (I recently finished up an ongoing prompt series, … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts? Sign me up: a taste (or six) of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com
I believe it was Ernest Hemingway that said, "...write the truest sentence you know." This is great advice for writers of all level and ilk...and a lesson I'm still struggling to learn. As writers, we are entertainers. We write books for people who want a diversion from the daily grind. No matter what the subject … Continue reading Honesty in Writing #amwriting — Life in the Realm of Fantasy
It's as if she was inside my own head...I've always felt this way, and to date, I've yet to write in first person (other than personal essays, of course). Perhaps it's time I try! Happy January, SEers! Mae here, with my first post of the New Year, and I’m glad to have you with me. … Continue reading Are You a POV Snob? — Story Empire
Taken from my calendar...but had to share, because the improper use of quotation marks ranks among the top few of my biggest pet peeves.
"When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth."--Kurt Vonnegut
Maybe the writer had a lisp...
"If you don't want to work your ass off, you have no business trying to write well; settle back into competency and be grateful you have even that much to fall back on."--Stephen King, On Writing
Bad translations provide endless fodder for the grammatically inclined...