Ten writers for children. All with something to say.


Pick a Quote, Any Quote

Rather than have any particular quotes to serve as inspiration, I tend to seek out new quotes depending on what I "need" to "remember" at a particular moment in time. So here are a few I have recently found helpful:

"I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." James Michener

"If you start with a bang, you won't end with a whimper." T. S. Eliot

"Books are never finished. They are merely abandoned." Oscar Wilde

"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil." Truman Capote

"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." Kurt Vonnegut

And one final quote that seems like very good advice indeed:

"Never throw up on an editor." Ellen Datlow


Christy said...

You are quite the quote collector! Nice collection here. Seems a theme is emerging--we need to get off our tushies and write!

Edie Hemingway said...

I think my favorite of these is the Kurt Vonnegut quote! A great way to dive into a new piece.

Lauren said...

I am with you Edie-- the Vonnegut quote is wonderful-- Just jump in! I think I will post that one on my wall. Great quotes Mark!