on writing

I am a collector of words, poems, quotes, pictures, and much more. There are so many things that inspire me every day that I'd like to share. Here are some of my favorite quotes on writing. And you can follow me on Pinterest at pinterest.com/librarianchick - there's a Writing board in there somewhere!



"Every woman artist has to kill her own grandmother. She perches on our shoulder whispering: "Write nice things. Don't embarrass the family." - Erica Jong

"The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you." - Richard Peck

"I write to understand as much as to be understood." - Elie Weisel

Came across this today - it's so great and applies to so much:
Think about it: Humans are the only creatures in nature that resist the pattern of ebb and flow. We want the sun to shine all night, and when it doesn’t, we create cities that never sleep. Seeking a continuous energetic and emotional high, we use everything from exciting parties to illegal chemicals. But natural ebbs — the darkness between days, the emptiness between fill-ups, the fallow time between growing seasons — are the necessary complements of upbeats. They hold a message for us. If you listen at your life’s low points, you’ll hear it, too. It’s just one simple, blessed word: Rest.
— Martha Beck 

In the end, the difference between a published writer and an unpublished one comes down to one thing: The unpublished writer gave up, and the published writer didn't.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1195418


"In the end, the difference between a published writer and an unpublished one comes down to one thing: The unpublished writer gave up, and the published writer didn't." - Judy Delton

"...good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun. Your job isn't to find these ideas but to recognize them when they show up." - Stephen King, On Writing

"Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position."      - Stephen King, On Writing



In the end, the difference between a published writer and an unpublished one comes down to one thing: The unpublished writer gave up, and the published writer didn't.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1195418
In the end, the difference between a published writer and an unpublished one comes down to one thing: The unpublished writer gave up, and the published writer didn't.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1195418
In the end, the difference between a published writer and an unpublished one comes down to one thing: The unpublished writer gave up, and the published writer didn't.
Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/quote/1195418

Helpful Links:


I found this collection of posts at Writers to Authors to be extremely helpful when
structuring my novel.
Seven Point Story Structure 

And this from the Purple Crayon when writing the Synopsis
Anatomy of a Synopsis


Or this from Daily Writing Tips
Eight Point Story Arc

Nancy I. Sanders Blogzone
MG Novel Plot Outline

Writers Helping Writers
How to Write a Logline

On Word Count 
Writers Rumpus


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