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I learned everything I know about character from Trollope. SUE GRAFTON #fiction #writing #writingtips
You always get more respect when you don't have a happy ending. JULIA QUINN #amwriting #writing
"I want my reader to be wholly engaged, gripped rather than shocked…”… #amwriting #writing
Editors are extremely fallible people, all of them. Don't put too much trust in them. MAXWELL PERKINS
Dare to tell the smallest of stories If you want to generate large emotions. WILLIAM ZINSSER #amwriting #writing
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. LAWRENCE KASDAN #thedogateit
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. STEPHEN KING #fiction #writing
I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is a lot easier if you love the work. JANE SMILEY
Everything informs us about everything else, doesn’t it? LYLE LOVETT
Stories don’t really have conclusions. It’s only an appropriate moment for stopping. ANN BEATTIE #fiction #writing
The first draft of anything is shit. ERNEST HEMINGWAY #amwriting #writing
"What lasts in the reader’s mind is not the phrase but the effect the phrase created…”…
Start #writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. LOUIS L'AMOUR
Fundamental accuracy of statement is the one sole morality of #writing. EZRA POUND
If I waited until I felt like writing, I'd never write at all. ANNE TYLER #amwriting #writing
If you can’t write clearly, you probably don’t think nearly as well as you think you do. KURT VONNEGUT
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. CHARLIE CHAPLIN #amwriting #writing
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need to know to find your short story. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD #fiction
“It doesn’t matter if your lead character is good or bad. He just has to be interesting…”…
I've found, in my own #writing, that a little hatred, keenly directed, is a useful thing. ALICE WALKER
You must write. It’s not enough to start by thinking. You become a writer by writing. It’s a yoga. R.K. NARAYAN
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness. SAMUEL BECKETT
To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession. ROBERT GRAVES #amwriting #poetry #writing
You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start #writing. SHONDA RHIMES

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