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When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts. There never have been, nor can there ever be. The rest matters little. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things.
Getty Images It's never been a better time to be a writer --or aspire to become one. Platforms like LinkedIn , Medium, and WordPress have placed millions of dollars of technology, and the power that once only belonged to major publishing and media firms, into the hands of millions of writers -- entirely for free. But technology can only take a writer so far. Writing is an art and a craft that needs to be developed through deliberate practice and study over a long period of time.
Fortunately, some of the world's greatest writers, the ones who mastered the craft and whose names have been passed down to us through time, gifted us not only with their stories. Many of them took time in-between the creation of their novels and short stories and poems to codify their writing philosophies, their writing strategies, and their writing habits. Some of these authors recorded their thoughts on writing in books, some as essays, and some as letters to their friends, lovers, and editors.
Helen Keller How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. Coco Chanel Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others. You must set yourself on fire. Arnold H. Glasow The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Ayn Rand Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. Bo Bennett Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. Denis Waitley Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Don Marquis The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. Gustave Flaubert Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance.
It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours. You get to choose — Wayne W. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt — Sylvia Plath The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her — Lao Tzu Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you — Cynthia Kersey You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish.
I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. Have faith in your abilities! Brett The only power that exists is inside ourselves…. What we are familiar with we cease to see.
The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it — Anais Nin My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything — Susan Sontag And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt — Sylvia Plath We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down — Kurt Vonnegut A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others — Ayn Rand Imagination is everything.
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. Books are well written, or badly written.
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