Friday, January 18, 2013

a dreamer's wisdom - on writing - persistence

You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript
do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work
out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you
have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only
if you persist.  - Isaac Asimov

Dig until you hit rock. Then take out that jackhammer and go a
little deeper.  - Allison Brennan

"The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained
by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were
toiling upward in the night.  - Thomas S. Monson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small
people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that
you too, can become great.  - Mark Twain

There were days when I wondered if I was a glutton for
punishment or simply delusional. However, my writing must have
been improving because one day I found myself with three agents
interested in my latest manuscript.  - Lois Winston

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented
individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King

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