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Wise Words: Annie Proulx

Spend some time living before you start writing. What I find to be very bad advice is the snappy little sentence, ‘Write what you know.’ It is the most tiresome and stupid advice that could possibly be given. 55 more words



Todays quotation is from Saturnalia by Lindsey Davis.

“Words are real if other people think they understand their meaning.”


A young Claire North (Catherine Webb) on successful writers

‘I think the successful writers (ignoring one or two shockingly painful cases) are the ones who enjoy what they’re doing.  There are all kinds of writers out there who enjoyed it the first time around but quickly began to write themselves into corners and now only write because they like the fame or want the money or something like that.   64 more words

Advice For Writers

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Recommended reading: The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Fairytale Funnies

“Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.”

Author ~ Unknown

Some Thoughts About Faults From Anonymous

“When looking for faults, use a mirror, not a telescope.”

“Never exaggerate your faults—leave that for your friends.”

“We usually tell the faults of others because it takes less time than telling our own.” 38 more words