Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Writers on writing

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.  ~Mark Twain
The ugly fact is books are made of books.  The novel depends for its life on the novels that have been written. ~Cormac McCarthy
All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. ~Ernest Hemingway
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable. ~John Steinbeck
We read five words on the first page of a really good novel and we begin to forget that we are reading printed words on a page; we begin to see images. ~John Gardner
Hey, guys.  I thought --uh --wasn't this supposed to be a catered event?  ~Your humble author

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