Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

This is one of my all-time favorites:

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." —Anton Chekhov


Showing is more difficult to do then telling, but it is much more powerful. And while there is such a thing as too much showing and not enough telling, every writer should work hard to show the glint of light on broken glass to bring the reader into the scene.


It's all better with friends.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud." —Gordon Atkinson


I know this has been true for me. It's easier to tell a story that highlights an idea or create a character who isn't afraid of anything, including what other people think.


It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." —Albert Pike


It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it's like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges." —Ernest Hemingway


I'm simply thankful to write.



It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere." —Erma Bombeck

What are you worried about?

Deadlines? Expenses? Reviews? Skill?

Let them go.

Meditate instead. Take a walk. Ride a bike. Clean a room.

Then decide to get somewhere.



It's all better with friends.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers." —Logan Persall Smith

This is powerful.

This means the author is strong enough to trust the reader to get the subtle implication.

And isn't that the most amazing thing?


It's all better with friends.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." —Virginia Woolf

Money to pay the bills and a quiet place to work, that's what I read  here. And while a lot of writers (male and female) need to have day jobs to make this happen, I'm constantly impressed with their commitment to do just that.

It's all better with friends.