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  • Being A Writer – Neil Gaiman

    Being A Writer – Neil Gaiman

    “Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”― Neil Gaiman https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/58240-being-a-writer-is-a-very-peculiar-sort-of-a

  • Complacency: The Writer

    Complacency: The Writer

    “The moment a writer knows how to achieve a certain effect, the method must be abandoned. Effects repeated become false, mannered. The writer’s style is his doppelgänger, an apparition that the writer must never trust to do his work for him.” ~ Joy Williams

  • Faulkner: Don’t Worry About Style

    Faulkner: Don’t Worry About Style

    I think the story compels its own style to a great extent, that the writer don’t need to bother too much about style. If he’s bothering about style, then he’s going to write precious emptiness–not necessarily nonsense…it’ll be quite beautiful and quite pleasing to the ear, but there won’t be much content in it. ~William […]

  • If you expect to succeed as a writer.

    “If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.” Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of […]