Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”
—William S. Burroughs
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”
Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.”
—Hunter S. Thompson
I haven’t written a post on my blog for a few days now, as more and more work is coming forward for me. It is a great that this is happening but I do not want to neglect my blog, or my readers.
I am going to be more proactive with keeping on top of my blog posts from now on, but I wondered what people thought of my blog so far? I still don’t feel like it has a strong enough theme running through it, so I was wondering if people could give me some advice.
As you know I really enjoy my weekly challenges but I feel like there should be more, the freelance work I have been doing at the moment includes a lot of article writing. Do you think I should add some of this style writing to my blog or should I stick to the creative side, with my short stories and poetry?
There is no right or wrong answer to this I am just intrigued at what other people thought, especially those of you who have had a blog for a long time. If you have a chance please leave me a message and tell me what you think? I look forward to hearing from you.
All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.”
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
Beware of advice—even this.”
So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.”
~ Harold Acton, Memoirs of an Aesthete, 1948
The bell has been in our family for hundreds of years, it was used by my great grandparents. You see my great granddad worked very hard on the farm but he did worry about his wife when she was pregnant, ‘ring the bell twice if you need me and four times if the baby has come’ he told her. Boy did that tradition stick, it is now 2014 and I am ringing the bell four times as I hold my new born son. With this one silly tradition the bond I feel at that moment it with my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother is overwhelming
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Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this weeks ‘Friday Fictioneers’ Take a look and see what you can do Highly recommended!
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.”