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“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”

~Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” ~Anaïs Nin

The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.


Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

~Jules Renard (1864 – 1910)

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Either a writer doesn’t want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want.

~Anatole Broyard

“Planning to write is not writing.  Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing.  Writing is writing.”
~E. L. Doctorow~

Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong. 

~Jeffrey A. Carver~

August 2020


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