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Jon Winokur
writers editorial 181,700 followers
No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. J.K. ROWLING pic.twitter.com/7qwugHRpaY
Stories ought to judge and interpret the world. CYNTHIA OZICK #amwriting #writing
If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last. NAGUIB MAHFOUZ #amwriting #writing
I doubt whether I ever read any description of scenery which gave me an idea of the place described. ANTHONY TROLLOPE pic.twitter.com/MHaeTVYHEE
To write you have to have stories you want to tell, you have to keep your mind alive, and you have to work hard. TRACY KIDDER #writing
"Don't use no double negatives…" William Safire’s “Fumblerules of Grammar: advicetowriters.com/home/2014/4/17… #amwriting pic.twitter.com/MYOMuCbuCV
The novel is the highest example of subtle interrelatedness that man has discovered. D.H. LAWRENCE #amwriting #writing
"No one should write as a means to an end. Writing is an end in itself…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
Tell a story! Don’t try to impress your reader with style or vocabulary or neatly turned phrases. Tell the story first. ANNE McCAFFREY
There's a word for a writer who never gives up: published. JOE KONRATH #amwriting #writing
The telling of your stories is a revolutionary act. SAM KEEN #amwriting #writing
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started…” advicetowriters.com/home/2012/12/1… #amwriting #writing
Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said.” ELMORE LEONARD #amwriting #writing
Listen to the criticisms and preferences of your trusted "first readers.” ROSE TREMAIN #amwriting #writing
No complete son of a bitch ever wrote a good sentence. MALCOLM COWLEY #amwriting #writing
"Writers write. If you're not writing, you're not a writer. No, really, I mean it…” advicetowriters.com/interviews/201… #amwriting #writing
Cut like crazy. Less is more. SARAH WATERS #amwriting #writing
Writing is easy: just stare at the screen of your computer until a tear drops on your keyboard. PAULO COELHO #writing pic.twitter.com/jvxvtEyZpL
I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. STEVEN WRIGHT #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/TQL0V8XDmy
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write. ELIE WIESEL #amwriting #writing pic.twitter.com/s010yf8hyV
Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. WILLIAM GOLDMAN #screenwriting #writing
I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging. GORE VIDAL #amwriting #writing
I never reread a text until I have finished the first draft. Otherwise it’s too discouraging. GORE VIDAL #amwriting pic.twitter.com/aJvmZFlWAj