From The Quotable Writer, edited by Lamar Underwood. Lyons Press: 2004.

From The Quotable Writer, edited by Lamar Underwood. Lyons Press: 2004.

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"Writers are always interchanging in some way, just as the air we breathe doesn’t belong to one place."

Pablo Neruda (via theparisreview)

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"Perhaps you can write better if you leave the mistakes."

Jorge Luis Borges (via theparisreview)

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"When I’m really into a novel, I’m seeing the world differently during that time— not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I’m actually walking around in a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism."

Colin Firth (via duttonbooks)

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"Your head is a living forest full of song birds."

— e.e. cummings (via morigrrl)

(Source: seabois, via brouhahamagazine)

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"When I was learning how to critique other writers’ stories, one of my biggest lessons was this: Critique the story they wrote, not the story you wish they’d written."

Jodi Meadows (via tristinawright)

(via writeworld)

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"Today when I begin writing I’m aware: something that I don’t understand drives this engine."

Donald Hall (via theparisreview)

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It’s National Poetry Month! How are you celebrating?

It’s National Poetry Month! How are you celebrating?

(Source: askios)

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From By Cunning and Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers, by Peter Selgin. Writer’s Digest Books: 2007.


 

From By Cunning and Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers, by Peter Selgin. Writer’s Digest Books: 2007.

 

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