Monday, August 01, 2005

More Quotes About Writing, Part III

Where is this year going?! I've been blogging for three months now! Anyway, here are my chosen quotes about writing for the month:

"Don't think of literary form. Let it get out as it wants to. Overtell it in the matter of detail - cutting comes later. The form will develop in the telling. Don't make the telling follow the form." - John Steinbeck

"The main thing is to write a lot, to keep yourself immersed in the element of poetry, to stay deep in the creative possibilities." - James Dickey

You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn a honest living." - George Bernard Shaw

"Every person you meet - and everything you do in life - is an opportunity to learn. That's important to all of us, but most of all to a writer because a writer can use anything." - Tom Clancy

And the one I really need to remember:
"If you write a hundred short stories, and they're all bad that doesn't mean you've failed. You only fail if you stop writing." - Ray Bradbury


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