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Sobering advice for writers

A couple of breakout quotes from this piece, Where Do We Go From Here? by writer Hugh Howey … …making a career with writing requires working your tail off and…

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Quotes: Ernest Hemingway

. For Christ sake write and don’t worry about what the boys will say nor whether it will be a masterpiece nor what. I write one page of masterpiece to…

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Nanowrimo. It’s over!

I finished Nanowrimo this morning with a count of 50,485 words in 30 days. I like to keep a record of these things, so for the record it took me…

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Writer’s block

I can’t find the original source of this piece, so it may be like that famous Abraham Lincoln quote: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Still, it strikes…

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The key to success …

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Quotes: Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.  Robert Heinlein .

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Quotes: Graham Greene

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear…

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Writers at Work: Lee Child

Last week, author Lee Child was interviewed on Radio New Zealand. He said this about his writing process … Basically, the first draft is what is published because I think…

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Quotes: Somerset Maugham

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.  Somerset Maugham .

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Quotes: Joe Konrath

… the only two groups required in a reader and writer relationship is the reader and the writer. Everyone else is a middleman that needs to prove his value. ……

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