Write to Live…and LIVE

“What kills you is not what stops your heart from beating. It’s what prevents you from living.”

— Henry Morgan (Forever)

 

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For the Editor

I have to admit, these had the editor in me rolling….

For the Editor.

 

For the Editor

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Choose Beyond the Inevitable

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”

— J.K. Rowling

 

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Write to Battle

“You encounter darkness every day, and, every day, you battle that darkness with your light.”

— Mariska Hargitay

 

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Finish Your Way

“This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre.”

— Thoreau

 

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Readers Want to Believe—Make Them

“If you tell the reader that Bull Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully, with snake’s blood in his veins, the reader’s reaction may be, ‘Oh, yeah!’ But if you show the reader Bull Beezley raking the bloodied flanks of his weary, sweat-encrusted pony, and flogging the tottering, red-eyed animal with a quirt, or have him booting in the protruding ribs of a starved mongrel and, boy, the reader believes!”

— Fred East

 

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Not Your Forever

“In those moments, you will want to give up. You will look at that first attempt and feel it’s representative of how every attempt in the future is going to go. It’s not. It’s your first or your second or your third, but it’s not your forever.”

— Jon Acuff

 

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The Writer’s Head

“We’re all the main character in our own heads…”

— L.T. Vargus / Casting Shadows Everywhere

   

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Divine Discontent

“Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.”

— Harper Lee

   

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Costume Off. Ladder Up!

“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”

— Zig Ziglar

   

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