Monday 24th November 2014,
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All Things Writerly: 10 More Quotes from 10 Different Folks

Jeff Hill 01/12/2014 Features 2 Comments

So the last batch of writer quotes went over well and I thought it was about time to spread some more inspiration.  I think we could all learn a lesson or two from these great people.  Here’s what they had to say:

 

1. “Art is about discovery and finding your way.  To do either, you must first become lost.  Getting lost is the wind-up to real breakthroughs.”

– Kaare Andrews

 

2. “Writing is an extreme privilege, but it’s also a gift.  It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”

– Amy Tan

 

3. “I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”

– Elmore Leonard

 

4. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

– Anton Chekhov

 

5. “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

– Agatha Christie

 

6. “A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down.”

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

7. “Journalism is just a gun.  It’s only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that’s all you need.  Aim it right and you can block a kneecap off the world.”

– Warren Ellis

 

8. “If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.”

– Victor Hugo

 

9. “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”

– Herman Melville

 

10. “First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!”

– Ray Bradbury

 

Alrighty.  Well, that’ll about do it for this segment of All Things Writerly.  Until next time, friends.  But in the meantime, let’s remember this simple mantra: Don’t suck.  Do your best.  And in the end, maybe that’ll be enough.

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Jeff Hill is a moderately reformed frat boy turned writer/teacher living the dream in Lincoln, Nebraska. He does freelance work and writes fiction, none of which is about corn or the husking of corn. His work has appeared in over a dozen publications and his mom has a binder full of printed copies for any doubters. Plus, he's the Chief Creative Officer of Comic Booked. So that's pretty neat, too.

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