Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesdays with Words - On Writing


The above is one of my favorite quotes from Patricia O'Conner in her book,Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing.

Here are a few more quotes from O'Conner I copied down in my commonplace book while reading this:

  • [Jane] Austen does more without words than most writers do with them.
  • Writer's Block is not a character flaw, and it's not permanent, or at least not usually.
  • If you haven't revised, you're not finished.
  • Nothing beats the feeling you get when you're writing something good - except the feeling you get when you're finished.
  • Good writing has all the right words - and not to many of them - in all the right places.
Definitely one of my new favorite books on writing: it's practical but funny too, in all the right ways.

Come across any great quotes recently? Do share!
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