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Wise Words About Endings (and New Beginnings, Too)
Dec 29, 2021
I start to write without having completed the research, because once you start writing, it opens up a lot of other questions that you need to do research on, and I feel like my research process is never complete.
Art must be given away to maintain its gift value, and the artist must fully nourish their creative spirit by sharing their art.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Always carry a notebook ... The short term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever.
Once you’re a writer, you’re a writer, and that’s what you do, and you can’t escape from it. It is who you become and who you are. To tell you the truth, I feel guilty all the time because I feel like I’m not writing enough or not working enough.
“Nothing turns out quite in the way that you thought it would when you are sketching out notes for the first chapter, or walking about muttering to yourself and seeing a story unroll.”
The point is not to copy but to imitate--to find forms as suitable for our times as iambic pentameter was for Elizabethan England.
William Carlos Williams
If you don't want anyone to know anything about you, don't write anything.
"Embrace the mess. It's where all the good stuff happens."
"Cinda Canning" portrayed by Tina Fey and written by Steve Martin and John Hoffman for Only Murders in the Building
My first copies of "Treasure Island" and "Huckleberry Finn" still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still.
“You have the scenes, but it’s your job to make the reader feel the desperation. How do you do that?”
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