Find the writer within you waiting to come out. Paint a picture with words and become a brilliant artist.
Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought by them beyond the poems.
A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
~W. H. Auden
Some people are making such thorough preparations for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.
~William Feather (1889-1981)Writer and publisher
The spirit of creation is the spirit of contradiction. It is the breakthrough of appearances toward an unknown reality.
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fiction writers, present company included, don't understand very much about what they do - not why it works when it's good, not why it doesn't when it's bad.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
~Henry David Thoreau
Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.
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