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Jon Winokur
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You cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. STEPHEN KING #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/pLcwO6liVK
I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get. Writing is my way of making other chances. ANNE TYLER #amwriting #writing
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write. TERRY PRATCHETT #amwriting #writing
Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible. ANTHONY HOPE HAWKINS #amwriting #writing
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. LEONARDO DA VINCI #amwriting #writing
The less conscious one is of being “a writer,” the better the writing. PICO IYER #amwriting #writing
"Listen to what you read...listen to the sound and the rhythm of the language…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
Bad decisions make good stories. UNKNOWN #fiction #writing #amwriting #writing
You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it. ADRIENNE RICH #amwriting #writing
When my horse is running good, I don’t stop to give him sugar. WILLIAM FAULKNER #amwriting #writing
First, cut out all the wisdom, then cut out all the adjectives. SOMERSET MAUGHAM #amwriting #writing #writingtips
"When writing loses touch with the beautiful surface of the world, it loses its way…” advicetowriters.com/home/2014/9/2/… pic.twitter.com/768ADZsDT9
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. CHARLIE CHAPLIN #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/N9B46WkCRB
I don’t see how you can write anything of value if you don’t offend someone. MARVIN HARRIS #amwriting #writing
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves. LEWIS CARROLL #amwriting #writing
"Remember that the urge to edit other people’s copy is greater than the urge to procreate…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
I don’t believe in conclusions. I think that human idiocy perpetuates itself. JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ #amwriting #writing
Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards. HENRY MILLER #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/NwJfFIMfsv
You lose it if you talk about it. ERNEST HEMINGWAY #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/HRVsQmnM5I
Readers don't care how long it took you to write it. HOWARD OGDEN #amwriting #writing
Storytelling trumps beautiful writing every time. LISA CRON #amwriting #writing
Be regular and ordinary in your life, like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work. GUSTAVE FLAUBERT #amwriting
Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
There is something delicious about #writing the first words of a #story. You never quite know where they'll take you. BEATRIX POTTER
I don't read best-selling writers. I don't trust them. NORMAN CORWIN #amwriting #writing
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. VIRGINIA WOOLF #amwriting #writing
You need the devotion to your work that a priest of God has for his. ERNEST HEMINGWAY #amwriting #writing
"Do you want to write, or do you want to have written? The distinction is crucial…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
That’s very nice if they want to publish you, but don’t pay too much attention to it. Just continue to write. NATALIE GOLDBERG
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. THEODORE GEISEL
I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at least 30 revisions. HA JIN #amwriting #writing
Proceed slowly and take care. To ensure that you proceed slowly, write by hand. ANNIE PROULX #amwriting #writing
Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be put into words can be put clearly. WITTGENSTEIN
"Make a habit of putting your observations into words and..this will become instinct…” advicetowriters.com/home/2014/9/1/… pic.twitter.com/lXlvqLbiXt
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. SAMUEL JOHNSON #amwriting #writing
Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. ORSON SCOTT CARD #amwriting #writing
You must render; never report. GUY DE MAUPASSANT #amwriting #writing
Don’t try to visualize the great mass audience. There is no such audience—every reader is a different person. WILLIAM ZINSSER #amwriting
"Spend a lot of time alone so you can think up some original thoughts of your own…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
Symbolism exists to adorn and enrich, not to create an artificial sense of profundity. STEPHEN KING #amwriting #writing
Short stories demand a certain awareness of one’s own intentions, a certain narrowing of the focus. JOAN DIDION pic.twitter.com/JEpYjsE8yL
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark. ANNIE DILLARD
Writing is like a sport, it’s like athletics. If you don’t practice, you don’t get any better. RICK RIORDAN #amwriting #writing
Keep a light, hopeful heart. But expect the worst. JOYCE CAROL OATES #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/CuUVnCRl9L
There is not much kick in the milk of human kindness. SOMERSET MAUGHAM #amwriting #writing
“Make writing a predictable daily habit, not something you only do when you feel inspired…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting
My aim is to put down what I see in the best and simplest way. ERNEST HEMINGWAY #amwriting #writing
Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is. ZADIE SMITH #amwriting #writing