Advice for Writers

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener

Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make. ~Truman Capote, McCall’s, November 1967

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. ~Francis Bacon

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. ~Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Writing is a struggle against silence. ~Carlos Fuentes

A good style should show no signs of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident. ~W. Somerset Maugham, Summing Up, 1938

It is impossible to discourage the real writers – they don’t give a damn what you say, they’re going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis

Loafing is the most productive part of a writer’s life. ~James Norman Hall

Quotes found here: http://www.quotegarden.com/writing.html. The meme is me.

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