Quote Wednesday (Qoutes of advice and support to get you through the hump.)

An excellent precept for writers: have a clear idea of all the phrases and expressions you need, and you will find them.-Ximenes Doudan

To the composition of novels and romances, nothing is necessary but paper, pens, and ink, with the manual capacity of using them.-Henry Fielding

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created – nothing.- F. Scott Fitzgerald

In brief, I spend half my time trying to learn the secrets of other writers — to apply them to the expression of my own thoughts.-Shirley Ann Grau

Editor: A person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.-Elbert Hubbard

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.- Ursula K. Le Guin

Nature fits all her children with something to do,He who would write and can’t write, can surely review.-James Russell Lowell

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self-deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

There are nine and sixty ways

Of constructing tribal lays,

And every single one of them is right!

-Rudyard Kipling

Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts. It’s like passing around samples of sputum.- Vladimir Nabokov


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