Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thursday 13 version 14: Quotes by Famous Writers

Thirteen Quotes by Famous Writers

1.... Benjamin'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=12622">Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher. A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. For the most part we miss the hue and fragrance of the thought; as if we could be satisfied with the dews of the morning or evening without their colors, or the heavens without their azure.

2.... Henry'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=17230">Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher. Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.

3.... Mark'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=17353">Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer. Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.

4.... Norman'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=14648">Norman Mailer (1923-?) American writer. The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.

5.... Karl'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=14768">Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist. The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.

6.... W'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=14800">W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright. The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.

7.... Samuel'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=13857">Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author. You must often make erasures if you mean to write what is worthy of being read a second time; and don't labor for the admiration of the crowd, but be content with a few choice readers.

8.... Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

9.... Ernest'>http://en.proverbia.net/citasautor.asp?autor=13355">Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer. Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

10.... "People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.” Stephen King quote

11.... Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts

12.... All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) South African-born English Novelist, Scholar

13.... All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. [As You Like It] William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

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Now, I only have two edits and two peer reviews to go that need to be finished this week. Not much. Oi! I'm feeling just a tad overwhelmed. I'd hoped to at least start the second edit tonight, but I'm more than a little tired and it's late. Thursday 13's always take awhile to put together. This post I did Wednesday night instead of the weekend before and preschedule.

So, really, I did get a lot done tonight - one edit and one Thursday 13. I think I just try to do too much and then feel I let myself down when I don't get it all done.

Tomorrow night is the radio interview so I don't know how much else I'll get done before. Perhaps some of the edit. I think the next edit will be tougher than the one I finished so easily tonight.

Don't get me wrong - I've had killer edits that can take days, even weeks. But lately, they've gotten much easier and quicker. I hope that means my submissions are getting better. I think it's that practice makes better. I've only written 40 or 50 or more stories by now and gone through 40 plus edits. I guess I've learned a little something - I hope so anyway. I know my editors really hope so.

To answer a comment Amarinda left the other day, yeah, I think I've gotten jaded on promotion. At least I've not been able to pinpoint what type of promo works. I also have my hubby on my back when I spend any $ on it. I get my kids on my back if I spend an inordinate amount of time on it. Still, I keep trying different things.

6 comments:

Amarinda Jones said...

Well - you can only do what you can do

Sandra Cox said...

I loved the 13 quotes. Though if Thoreau was right, I'd be sawing wood instead of writing:) I especially like Twain's. Great blog!

Kelly Kirch said...

And my favorite quote, "Look, Mom, I'm a bobble head." P, age 4.

Molly Daniels said...

My nephew, age 6: "We're having RERUNS again?" (Meaning leftovers)

Paige Tyler said...

Cool TT!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

Shelley Munro said...

I loved the quotes. Writers say awesome things. :)

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