Monday, May 14, 2012

The Expert Word

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Mark Twain

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Ernest Hemingway

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck

Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
Virginia Woolf

I am a drinker with writing problems.
Brendan Behan

There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham

A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.
Stephen King

Mondays suck.
Marsha Sigman

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  1. And now I'm off to insert "damn" every time I use the word "still" when I write. . .

    Sorry Mondays suck. They should be banned from all work weeks. Of course then Tuesday would suck really bad.

  2. I liked Steve's quote damn much. It's damn important to remember everything bad that's ever happened to you, because it's those experiences that makes us damn special. I like Marsha's quote damn much, too. She is one of my damn favorite people.

    1. LOL. Jennifer, I love every damn comment you leave.


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