Friday, November 9, 2012

on writing - five bits of advice

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall
of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.
- Charles Bukowski

A short story must have single mood and every sentence must build
towards it.  - Edgar Allan Poe

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal- T. S. Eliot

Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others
should care about. It is this genuine caring, not your games with
language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element
in your style.
- Kurt Vonnegut

By Alanna Cavanagh

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