Quotation – November 10, 2017

I can live for two months on a good compliment.

Mark Twain



Quotation – November 9, 2017

The purpose of art is the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

Glenn Gould


Quotation – November 7, 2017

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.

Ernest Hemingway


Quotation – November 3, 2017

There is no finer form of fiction than the mystery. It has structure, a storyline and a sense of place and pace. It is the one genre where the reader and the writer are pitted against each other. Readers don’t want to guess the ending, but they don’t want to be so baffled that it annoys them…The research you do is crucial. In mystery fiction, you have to tell the truth. You can’t fool the reader and expect to get away with it.

Sue Grafton


Quotation – October 28, 2017

Oftentimes an originator of new language forms is called ‘pretentious’ by jealous talents. But it ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.

Jack Kerouac


Quotation – October 26, 2017

You have to follow your own voice. You have to be yourself when you write. In effect, you have to announce, “This is me, this is what I stand for, this is what you get when you read me. I’m doing the best I can–buy me or not–but this is who I am as a writer.’

David Morrell


Quotation – October 20, 2017

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison



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