Writers on Writing: Some Favorite Quotes

There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white. – Rebecca Solnit

The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. – J.K. Rowling

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – Benjamin Franklin

I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.  – Ray Bradbury

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. – E.B. White

 

The road to hell is paved with adverbs.  – Stephen King

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. – Alice Walker

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide. – Harper Lee

A word after a word after a word is power. – Margaret Atwood

You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. – Octavia E. Butler

 

Help! My Writing & Publishing Journey Would Be Better If…

We have a wonderful situation on our hands. And, because you are our first members, you get to share the wealth.

Some of our prolific, award-winning contributors keep asking me what I’d like them to blog about.

We’ve got lots of resources and experience here, so I’m setting up this post to make it simple for you to request the content that would help you the most. Eventually, we will have another location for those requests but, for now, have at it. Please comment here.

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Getting to Know You…

Am I the only one who, having grown up on Broadway musical soundtracks, is about to burst into song? (We were sort of an odd lot, with parents just as likely to play marches as lullabies when we hit the sack.)

I am in the enviable position of knowing all of you — at least a little bit — and am anxious for you to get to know one another. When I think about the support you’ll be able to bring to one another, I’m even more excited about this project than I was before. And that’s saying a lot.

Please use the comments to introduce yourselves while I add another couple of private posts to get the communications started. Thanks!

 

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