Writing life, Writing quotes

The art of editing

Editing is an art, whether you're writing a document for work, a letter to a friend, or the Great American Novel. Editing is also hard work -- and is something everyone needs to learn as a writer. It's easy to write an article or scene and think it's finished because of all the blood and sweat drenching… Continue reading The art of editing

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Headlight writing

Whew, life and work have been packed these last couple of weeks so I haven't posted like I'd hoped. Here's a writing quote to start the week, though: "It's like driving a car. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." -- E.L. Doctorow One of the… Continue reading Headlight writing

Writing life, Writing quotes

$10 Words

This week's writing quote, courtesy of Ernest Hemingway: Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use. My first attempt at writing fiction… Continue reading $10 Words

Writing life, Writing quotes

Writing Dreams

Here's my writing quote "find" of the week: A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream. (Gaston Bachelard) Kind of makes you want to dream, write and watch a bud change to a… Continue reading Writing Dreams