Writing is hard work! When we think we’ve got it figured out an editor or trusted friend lets us know there are still plot holes. Maybe we realize we left out key elements, missed tying up a loose end, or we just put our head on our desk and stay there the rest of the day. Here’s some encouragement, keep writing and don’t give up!
I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. – Stephen King
Prose is architecture, not interior decoration. – Ernest Hemingway
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. – Ernest Hemingway
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. —Ernest Hemingway
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. ~Charles Peguy
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov
Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener
What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers. ~Logan Pearsall Smith, “All Trivia,” Afterthoughts, 1931
So keep whispering!
Until Next Time…