Friday, July 22

Inspiration Friday!

After a short hiatus (sorry), Inspiration Friday is back...

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you're doomed. 
~ Ray Bradbury

I don't think it is possible to give tips for finding one's voice; it's one of those things for which there aren't really any tricks or shortcuts, or even any advice that necessarily translates from writer to writer. All I can tell you is to write as much as possible. 
~ Poppy Z. Brite

I got to thinking about the point in every freelancer's life where he has to decide whether he wants to A, have a social life, and do art in his spare time, or B, do art, and have a social life in his spare time. It has always seemed to me that if you have any hope of making a living as an artist  writer, musician, whatever  you absolutely must learn to tell people to leave you alone, and to mean it, and to eject them from your life if they don't respect that. This is necessary not because your job is more important than anyone else's  it isn't  but because a great many people will think of you as not having a job. 'Oh, how wonderful  you can work whenever you want to!' Well, yes, to a point, but generally 'whenever you want to' had better be most of the time, or else you won't have a roof over your head. 
~ Poppy Z. Brite

I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.
~ Cormac McCarthy

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. 
~ Jules Renard

Writers seldom write the things they think. They simply write the things they think other folks think they think. 
~ Elbert Hubbard

There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it - and to get sensible men to read it.
~ Charles Caleb Cotton

One of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, looking for long words because you're maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones.
~ Stephen King

There is probably no hell for authors in the next world - they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this.
~ C. N. Bovee

1 comment:

  1. LOL! That last one might be my new favorite quote ever!