Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday

Some words of wisdom:

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. --Mark Twain

No, it's not a very good story - its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. --Stephen King

Every writer has to figure out what works best - and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits. --Nora Roberts

You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the length of the first one must have been really intolerable. --Arthur Conan Doyle

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline. --Peter Benchley

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. --Stephen King


Colleen Love said...

OO, so many words of wisdom today, Sherrill!
I love Stephan King and his views on writing. One of my all time favorite books of his is: Stephen King on Writing. I just love that book! :)

Thank you for sharing today! :)

Sherrill Quinn said...

Colleen, that's one of my favorites, too. He has another non-fiction book, Danse Macabre, that has some gems of wisdom in it, too. The book is about the horror industry--movies mostly, but he goes into some books, too. It's interesting reading. :)