Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stephen King Quote

When you write, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.  — Stephen King, On Writing

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Alice Munro Quote

In twenty years I’ve never had a day when I didn’t have to think about someone else’s needs. And this means the writing has to be fitted around it.- Alice Munro Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in … Continue reading

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Mae West Quotation

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.- Mae West (1892-1980) I remind myself that there is time to get the writing done.  It is important to me and I can fit it into my … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie Quotation

The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. – Agatha Christie

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Timid Heroines – Character Flaws

Timid Heroines – Character Flaws by Linda C Butler Elizabeth George, in the book Write Away says that we have to understand our characters before we sit down to write a novel.  Real people have flaws and so our characters … Continue reading

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James Thurber Quote

“Don’t get it right, just get it written.” – James Thurber I like this quote because once we have something written we can always revise, but if we fail to write, then we have nothing to edit. James Grover Thurber … Continue reading

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