Saturday, April 26, 2008

WORD: Learning from the Big Guys

by Gabrielle Linnell

The Bookshelf Interviews are one of the best parts of running Innovative. It's incredible, for me, to interact with authors who have either "made it" or are in the process of making it. Excitement! Intrigue! Adventure! The publishing journey isn't fascinating, but it is inspiring.

Always read what writers have written about writing. They know what they are talking about.


The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews. - William Faulkner

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. - Robert Heinleim

Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. - David Sedaris

Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing. - Heather Armstrong

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. - Russell Baker

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann

I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties. - Agatha Christie

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule. - Stephen King

If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages. - Elaine Liner

Thanks to, for making this easier.

1 comment:

Katie Beth said...

I love the Russell Baker one. :-)