Quote Wednesday(Advice that will get you through hump day. )

I’ve always believed in writing without a collaborator, because when two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.- Agatha Christie

The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry

The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy

The books that people talk about we never can recall

And the books that people give us, oh, they’re the worst of all.

-Carolyn Wells

An artist’s sensitivity to criticism is, at least in part, an effort to keep unimpaired the zest, or confidence, or arrogance, which he needs to make creation possible; or an instinct to climb through his problems in his own way as he should, and must.- Christopher Fry

When writing a novel, that’s pretty much entirely what life turns into: ‘House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.’-Neil Gaiman

In nearly all good fiction, the basic – all but inescapable – plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite opposition (perhaps including his own doubts), and so arrives at a win, lose, or draw.-John Gardner

The ideal view for daily writing, hour for hour, is the blank brick wall of a cold-storage warehouse. Failing this, a stretch of sky will do, cloudless if possible.-Edna Ferber

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.-Edgar Rice Burroughs

Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great or original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished.-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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.-Colette

My task…is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, before all, to make you see. That – and no more – and it is everything.-Joseph Conrad

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