I’ve lost my library book, which means I must renew it every 4 weeks for the rest of my life or until an apocalypse or cataclysmic event wipes the record. I’m hopeful, though. It can’t have melted into the universe—It’s GOT to be somewhere!
Anyway, here’s 31 things I learned or was reminded of while reading the book:
”Writing is not a job description. A great deal of it is luck.” -Margaret Atwood.
”If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent, whatever that is.” -Richard Rhodes.
”The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are.” -Ray Bradbury
”Writing is really rewriting—making the story better, clearer, truer.” -Robert Lipsyte
“Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.” -Jules Renard
“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master.” -Ernest Hemingway
Amazon: ‘In this updated and expanded edition, Stewart Ferris uses his industry know-how to give you all the tips, tricks and inside knowledge you will need to become a successful writer, covering all types of writing from books to scripts and beyond. This accessible and informative guide is packed with advice to equip you with the skills you need to launch a writing career.’