Blog Archives

Writing is…Magic

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. ~ Stephen King Advertisements

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Quotes

A Writer’s True Compensation

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it. ~ Roald Dahl

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Quotes

Every Book Demands its Own Thing

You’re the kind of writer that you are. You have a process. Maybe that process is slowly and painstakingly crafting a novel over many years—a dedication like that of a watchmaker’s artifice. Or maybe instead you prefer to write like

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Quotes

Address the Weakest Parts of Your Writing

Our strongest defenses are built around our greatest weaknesses. As a writer, you will only get better by addressing the weakest parts of your writing. We all tend to want to focus on our strengths, but a book is only

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

Surrendering to the Magic

I’ve found that the magic of storytelling is in surrendering, not to anyone else’s notions, but to the words in my head. I believe this: my subconscious knows better than I how to tell a story… Sometimes the best writing

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

We Write Our Own Truth

There is no formula and there is no right answer. That is the difficulty and the beauty of being a writer. We write to share our own version of the right answer. Our own unprovable truth. In writing (as author)

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

Save Your World: Keep Reading

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

The Write Attitude: Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~ Ray Bradbury

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Quotes

A Story Plot is a Net

To be stories at all they must be a series of events: but it must be understood that this series – the plot, as we call it – is only really a net whereby to catch something else. ~ C.S.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Quotes

Learn to Write One Brick at a Time

Most writing is not a special gift or talent. Writing is a skill that can be taught. It can be likened to bricklaying; you learn it one brick at a time, and you get better the more bricks you lay.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Quotes
All who wander are not lost. ~ JRR Tolkien

Archives
CampNaNoWriMo Winners Badges Apr_Jul 2015