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Poetic Beauty

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“Beauty is the sole legitimate province of the poem.”

— Edgar Allan Poe

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Golden Writers Lives

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“Writers live twice.”

— Natalie Goldberg

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The Right of the Born Writer

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For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.”

— Catherine Drinker Bowen

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Forget to Gain

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“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.”

— Allen Ginsberg

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Required Thinking

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“If writing didn’t require thinking then we’d all be doing it.”

― Jeremiah Laabs

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Surface Creativity

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“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”

― Red Haircrow

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Draft Yourself

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“The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.”

― Terry Pratchett

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Things Are Plotting

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“There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.”

— Jim Thompson

 

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Hardest Work in the World

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“Writing is the hardest work in the world…. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching.”

— Harlan Ellison

 

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A Mighty Theme

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“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.”

— Herman Melville

 

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