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Monday, April 18, 2016

Wise words for our writing week

A few “wise or thought-provoking words” from a number of different writers – either of essays, lyrics, poetry or novels – to begin the new writing week. 

“When you're learning, especially to write, unless you're some incredibly gifted writer, a young Malcom Gladwell, say, you need to be imitating people. You need to be imitating how they make their work, how they structure it, how they design the pieces. It gives you chops; it gives you moves.” – Ira Glass, writer and producer of the NPR program This American Life
“Writing a screenplay is like being in a bathtub.  Writing a novel is like being in the sea.” – Richard Bach, author and illustrator of Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“Writing ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.” – Anna Quindlen, author, journalist and opinion columnist for the New York Times

“When you’re writing or composing, time is a very misleading thing.   We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one. So write for each day.” – George Harrison, songwriter, composer and performer

“Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

And so, on to another week.  Happy writing and many writers' moments to all.

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