Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Quotable Quotes

You guys made yourselves very clear yesterday... Resident Expert posts will not be leaving! I might stop writing about attractive males for a couple of weeks, but I promise they'll still be around.

Anyways, today is all about writerly-ness. That's right. Writerly-ness. I'm a writer, so I'm allowed to make up words.

I want to share some excellent writing advice from authors. Here we go!



"Writing is work. It's also gambling. You don't get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you're on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don't whine."
-Margaret Atwood

"Trust your reader. Not everything needs to be explained. If you really know something, and breathe life into it, they'll know it too."
-Esther Freud

"Remember: when people tell you something's wrong or doesn't work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong."
-Neil Gaiman

"Never take advice from anyone with no investment in the outcome."
-David Hare

"Remember you love writing. It wouldn't be worth it if you didn't. If the love fades, do what you need to and get it back. Remember writing doesn't love you. It doesn't care. Nevertheless, it can behave with remarkable generosity. Speak well of it, encourage others, pass it on."
-AL Kennedy



That's just a few for now.

Tomorrow, I plan on talking about impressions characters can create (since I'm on an impressions kick) so come prepared!

6 comments:

Jonathon Arntson said...

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

-Ernest Hemingway

Carrie Harris said...

"You've got the write stuff. Baby." - New Kids on the Block

Yeah, I'm a loser.

Southern Princess said...

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain


one of my favorites...

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Copy and paste complete! Thanks for the fun writerly-ness. :-)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Love them all...# 1 & #3 especially. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa and Laura said...

Love these...and the comments!