Writing

The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an IDEA. Thomas Mann

It is better to write a BAD first draft than to write no first draft at all.  Will Shetterly

WRITING is only boring to the people who are boring themselves. Unknown

The PEN is the tongue of the mind. Miguel de Cervantes

WRITING is the best way to talk without being interrupted. Jules Renard

DETAIL makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors. Rhys Alexander

If you don’t have the time to READ, you don’t have the time or the tools to WRITE. Stephen King

WRITING comes more easily if you have something to say.  Sholem Asch

Do, or do not. There is no try.  Yoda

It is perfectly okay to write garbage — as long as you edit brilliantly. C.J. Cherryh

READING usually precedes writing and the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a W R I T E R.  Susan Sontag

WRITING is thinking on paper.  William Zinsser

There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers.  H.L. Mencken

The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar, and familiar things new.  Samuel Johnson

Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.  Louise Brooks

TACT is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.  Abraham Lincoln

In good writing, WORDS become one with things.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

STYLE is not how you write. It is how you do not write like anyone else.  Charles Ghigna aka Father Goose

There is no great writing, only great rewriting. Justice Brandeis

The WASTEPAPER BASKET is the writer’s best friendIsaac Bashevis Singer

If you wait for inspiration, you’re not a writer, but a waiter.  Anonymous

WRITING is never finished, only abandoned.   Paul Valery

WRITING is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. William Zinsser

DO SOMETHING – If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, do something else. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Editing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.   Mark Twain

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