Writing ~ Advice I Actually Use

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“I don’t praise plots as accurate representations of life, but as ways to keep readers reading. When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away – even if it’s only a glass of water.” Kurt Vonnegut

“This is the secret of good story telling: to lie, but to keep the arithmetic sound.” Kurt Vonnegut

“I admire anyone who finishes a work of art, no matter how awful it may be.” Kurt Vonnegut

“It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.” Freeman Dyson

“A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It’s an assertion of those permanent values which the momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may say every hobbyist in inherently a radical, and that his tribe is iherently a minority.” Aldo Leopold

“Plan for what is difficult while it is still easy. Do what is great while it is still small.” Sun Tzu

“Don’t be hasty.” Treebeard.

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