Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday... Words of Wisdom for Writers

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.

(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 53:

Words of Wisdom for Writers

"Every writer I know has trouble writing." --Joseph Heller

"Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it." --Sidonie Gabrielle

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." --Richard Bach

"Even the best writer has to erase." --Spanish proverb

"What no wife of a writer understands is that a writer is working when he's staring out the window." --Burton Rascoe

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." --Douglas Adam

"Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none." --Jules Renard

"Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic." --Jean Sibelius




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7 comments:

Jan Markley said...

Love the quotes! My favourite is Stephen King's - the road to hell is paved with adverbs.

Melanie J said...

I love the Sidonie Gabrielle quote.

mormonhermitmom said...

Love Douglas Adam!

Annette Lyon said...

Sibelius is one of my heroes. I'm totally printing that one out.

Braden said...

I love these quotes. Thanks for sharing. Especially the professional writer.

Kimberly said...

Love those, especially the one from Sidonie Gabrielle.

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I love quotes. the one by Richard Bach is really cool.

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