Sunday, May 8, 2016

22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing

Writing can be a very lonely career. Most people find themselves staring at a screen for hours at a time. Sometimes the words flow and fingers are pounding a keyboard. At other times the process is a slow one with far more thought than output.

Reading blogs, books, commentaries, research, can all be good and helpful, but it can also steal those precious writing hours.

Christopher Shultz has put together twenty-two one liners about writing by well-known fiction authors. They make great reading.

I particularly like, “Just about everything I learned about writing a good book I learned from reading lots and lots of good books” by Stephen King, and “Literature was not born the day when a boy crying 'wolf, wolf' came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying 'wolf, wolf' and there was no wolf behind him,” by Sylvia Plath.

You can read them all here:

Helen Woodall

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