Getty Images It's never been a better time to be a writer --or aspire to become one. Platforms like LinkedInMedium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to major publishing and media firms, into the hands of millions of writers -- entirely for free. But technology can only take a writer so far. Writing is an art and a craft that needs to be developed through deliberate practice and study over a long period of time.
Such tiny, perfect revelations. A couple of years ago, I posted a portion of this list on my old WD blog around the same time we ran a great quote feature on 90 tips from bestselling authors in the magazine. Recently, someone asked if I was still collecting quotes. Happy Friday, and happy writing.
It cannot be done. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.
An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything. Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go.
When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.
There never have been, nor can there ever be. The rest matters little. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things.
The novel is something that never was before and will not be again. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood.
Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.
What Rembrandt or Van Gogh saw in the night can never be seen again. You can do that in 20 minutes, and 15 inches. Some high school kid was leading a campaign to ban books he found offensive from the school library. The story was short, mostly about the issue. But Bearak had a fact that he withheld until the kicker.
The fact put the whole story, subtly, in complete perspective. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.
My ideas wake me.
Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Let them think you were born that way.
You have to explain one drop—H2O. The reader will get it. Everything else is just odd jobs. A character is a caricature.Writers Quotes.
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24 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Write More. From J.K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Maya Angelou, and a bunch of other people who know what they're talking about. BuzzFeed Executive Editor. Feb 01, · Some of my favorite quotes from some of my favorite writers are included in your list.
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Authors share information on keeping your writing clear, how to write about experiences you haven't had yourself, and more. Quotations about Writing Related Quotes Brevity Poetry Grammar Language In literature, when nine hundred and ninety-nine souls ignore you, but the thousandth buys your work, or at least borrows it — that is called enormous popularity.
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