Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Great writers, great advice: 10 great one-liners

1. ERNEST HEMINGWAY
"All good books have one thing in common—they are truer than if they had really happened."

2. F SCOTT FIZGERALD
"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."

3. D H LAWRENCE
"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."

4. JACK LONDON
"The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage."

5. WILLIAM FAULKNER
"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."

6. HENRY JAMES
"In art, economy is always beauty."

7. MARK TWAIN
"Don't say the old lady screamed; bring her on and let her scream."

8. GERTRUDE STEIN
"Begin over again, and concentrate."

9. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean."

10. JAMES JOYCE
"Why say 'very beautiful'? 'Beautiful' is enough."

These are just a few of the hundreds of quotes I have on my Writers and writing web page. Read and be inspired.

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