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Memorable Quotes

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. “ – Gloria Steinem                        ____________________________              _______________________________ Follow on Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest

Memorable Quotes: The Short Story

“You learn by writing short stories.  Keep writing short stories.  The  money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” ~ Larry Niven __________________ “Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as  possible.  A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story  writer learns to … Continue reading

For anyone interested in self-publishing

Self-publishing has grown significantly over the past few years and many new and established authors are delving into it. I’ve been doing a fair amount of research into this nontraditional form of publishing for my own writings. Since so much interest has been generated of late I thought I’d let people know about a HuffPost … Continue reading

(Semi) Memorable Quote: Writer’s Block vs Idea Block

I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen–whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book–it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage or story where it has no place. – … Continue reading

Ah…the Ease of Procrastination

I need to sit down and write, I say to myself, or aloud to force commitment into the declaration. It’s something every writer says to themselves at some point, some more than others. Some like me need to state it with conviction to stave off the distractions….the dreaded procrastination. It crops up with ease and … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: A Writer Writes…Always.

“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl Buck “I know writers who write only when inspiration comes. How would Isaac Stern play if he played the violin only when he felt like it? He would be … Continue reading

Memorable Quote: Surprising one’s self

I would get up every morning, go to my office and write without qualms until I felt it was time to go home. As I neared the end I was too frightened that I might lose the conclusion – which I did not know yet – and so I merely sat in the garden and … Continue reading

Memorable Quote: Becoming a Writer

“The first movie star I remember is Lon Chaney. The first drawing I made was a skeleton. The first awe I remember having was of the stars on a summer night in Illinois. The first stories I read were science-fiction stories in Amazing. The first time I ever went away from home was to go … Continue reading

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