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Defend Your Inner Writing Life

A writing life and a writing career are two separate things, and it’s crucial to keep the first. The single essential survival skill for anybody interested in creating art is to learn to defend this inner life from the world.

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Stories are…

Stories are about the deep waters of the soul. They uncover what can’t just be said with what must be shown. ~ Molly Blaisdell

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Are You a Guardian of the Dream?

Novelists think differently from other writers. We set out to create and sustain a fictitious dream for our reader… As a novelist, you are guardian of the dream. ~ Jerry Jenkins

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The Only Writing Advice That Matters

The only piece of writing advice that really matters is to keep going. Getting caught up in the idea that every book you write has to be published is the surest way to make sure you don’t keep going. ~

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Freedom to Create

When there is no freedom, there is no creativity. ~ Soud Qbeilat

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Trap Your Writing Muse

The act of writing, of telling the tale, is also the act of laying traps. And it is in these traps that we capture our muses. In other words, we capture them, they don’t capture us. ~ Chuck Wendig

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Hanging on to Story

Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story tells us what to hang on to. ~ Lisa Cron

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Indistinguishable Magic

Any story that is told with proper artistry and depth should be indistinguishable from magic. ~ David Farland

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Read a Book, Make a Friend

A book is a special object, a time-tested conveyor of not just information, but emotion and connection. Some of my best friends are books. ~ Seth Godin

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Publishing is Not the Prize

Come to peace with your journey and realize getting published is not the prize. The journey (and who you’re becoming on the journey) is the prize. ~ James L. Rubart

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All who wander are not lost.~ JRR Tolkien

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