A Successful Man…

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

A Man’s Natural Talent…

“However great a man’s natural talent may be, the art of writing cannot be learned all at once.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

Standing In The Rain…

“A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightening.” – James Dickey

Know something, sugar?

“Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them.” – Allan Gurganus

Writing is an Exploration

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” – E.L. Doctorow

A State of Astonishment

“A writer lives, at least, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. To transmit that feeling, he writes.”… Read More

Secret of Popular Writing…

“The secret of popular writing is never to put more on a given page than the common reader can lap off it with no strain whatsoever on his habitually slack attention.” – Ezra Pound

To Be Clear…

“To be clear is the first duty of a writer; to charm and to please are graces to be acquired later.” – Brander Matthews

For Yourself…

“Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.” – Jack Kerouac

Writer’s Duty

“The writer’s duty is to keep on writing…” – William Styron

One Word or None

“I never knew what was meant by choice of words. It was one word or none.” – Robert Frost

Writing is Writing…

“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

Write Bravely

“Whether or not you write well, write bravely.” – Bill Stout

Write For Yourself

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” – Cyril Connolly

Write Every Single Day… Remake A World.

“You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every… Read More

The Mind of A Writer…

“The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.” – Robert DeNiro

And So It Begins

“Lazy hands bring poverty…” – Proverbs 10:4

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