Wednesday, November 14, 2007

For Your Information

Here are a few quotes that also serve as writing tips:

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug. ~Mark Twain

There are a lot of ways to enjoy a civilized life while keeping your feelings hidden--but not at the typewriter. ~Bob Baker

Typewriter? what's that? :)

I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget. ~William Lyon Phelps

Begin every story in the middle. The reader doesn't care how it begins, he wants to get on with it. ~Louis L'Amour

All writing is a form of prayer. ~John Keats

And my personal favorite:

A bad book is as much a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. ~Aldous Huxley


Erica Vetsch said...

Louis L'Amour's quote resonated with me. I need to remember to start my story where the action is with less set up.

Janelle said...

I like your new picture.

Jess said...

Thanks, Janelle. :)

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Great quotes! Wish I had said some of them. :-)

I like the new picture, too, btw.