Wednesday, July 14, 2010

WEDNESDAY'S BURNING QUESTION

Ellen Hart writes:

Most writers seem to be drawn to quotations about writing. I've builtup quite a list over the twenty years I've been at it. Here are a couple of favorites:

"Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery." Henry Miller.

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." Ernest Hemingway.

This weeks burning question is: Do you have a favorite quotation about the craft of writing that you'd like to share?"

2 comments:

Lori said...

Running a close second [as a writing lesson] was the realization that stopping a piece of work just because it's hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don't feel like it, and sometimes you're doing good work when it feels like all you're managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position." -Stephen King in _On Writing_.

Anonymous said...

I would like to read more stories on how everyone first started writing and publishing mysteries.