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23.03.2018 19:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  student  writer  writing  reading  
What this means, in practical terms for the student writer, is that in order to achieve mastery he must read widely and deeply and mu st write not just carefully but continually,
 
23.03.2018 03:09    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: novel writing  fiction writing  milan kundera  writing quote  
A novel examines not reality but existence. And existence is not what has occurred, existence is the realm of human possibilities, everything that man can become, everything he’s capable of.
 
11.02.2018 23:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: stephen king  wtiting quotes  
The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them --
 
11.02.2018 23:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: william faulkner  reading  writing  writing quotes  
Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
 
13.11.2017 01:16    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: flannery o'connor  writing teacher  writing quote  
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
 
06.09.2017 00:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: ernest hemingway  writing craft  writing  writing quotes  
Close observation of life is critical to good writing.
 
13.05.2017 19:36    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: stephen king  opening line  writing quotes  
There are all sorts of theories and ideas about what constitutes a good opening line.
 
15.04.2017 01:02    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: william strunk  e. b. white  writing concrete details  
In their classic guide The Elements of Style, William Strunk and E. B. White emphasize the importance of using concrete details:
 
19.02.2017 21:42    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: ernest hemingway  writing craft  writing quotes  
The hardest thing in the world to do is to write straight honest prose on human beings. First you have to know the subject; then you have to know how to write. Both take a lifetime to learn.
 
19.02.2017 18:20    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: robert saunders dowst  writing quotes  fiction writing  
The deterainant characteristic of all fiction, short or long, new or old, good, bad, and indifferent, whether tale or story, is movement; something happens.
 
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