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Quotes : Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

. “…writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary…

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The case against Author Solutions

Author Solutions Incorporated (ASI) claim to represent authors, but 170,000 (“or more”) of them are cited in a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit, filed on February 26, …

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Quotes : John Steinbeck

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of…

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Ah, so that’s what they mean!

Ever wondered what those editorial quotes on the backs of books are all about? Here’s a quick guide: a real tear-jerker writing so bad it makes you cry a writer…

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First Drafts

From Neil Cross’s excellent essay on the subject: First drafts, man. They’re just shit. … You’ve got to trust your own judgement – and during the first draft, all that…

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Life Lessons for Filmmakers (and Writers)

On the back cover of Paul Cronin’s book about filmmaker Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed, is a list of the great director’s life lessons. With…

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Quotes: Margaret Atwood

. Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté. Margaret Atwood .

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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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