Quote Wednesday…err.Thursday(Had a busy hump day but still trying to get y’all through.)

If you have other things in your life—family, friends, good productive day work—these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.– David Brin

And as imagination bodies forth

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen

Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing

A local habitation and a name.

– William Shakespeare

Anecdotes don’t make good stories. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the story that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.– Alice Munro

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.– Jane Yolen

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.– Orson Scott Card

In general…there’s no point in writing hopeless novels. We all know we’re going to die; what’s important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.-Anne Lamott

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil—but there is no way around them.– Isaac Asimov

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.– Barbara Kingsolver

A word is dead

When it is said,

Some say.

I say it just begins

to live that day.

– Emily Dickinson

I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.– Gustave Flaubert

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