Easy reading is damned hard writing. – Nathaniel Hawthorne Advertisements
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
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.
“Good fiction creates its own reality.” Nora Roberts in The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex
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
Good writing isn’t writing, it’s rewriting. – Michener
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Muriel Strode, writer.