Nathaniel Hawthorne Quote

Easy reading is damned hard writing. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Robert Service Quote

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.  It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. – Robert Service

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Henry David Thoreau Quote

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau, writer and poet.

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Nora Roberts Quote

“Good fiction creates its own reality.”
Nora Roberts in The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex

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Donald Maass Quote

If there is one single principle that is central to making any story more powerful, it is simply this: Raise the stakes. – Donald Maass, Writing the Breakout Novel

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Michener Quote

Good writing isn’t writing, it’s rewriting. – Michener

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Muriel Strode Quote

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Muriel Strode, writer.

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