If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.”
– Lord Byron
Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we?”
– Terri Guillemets
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain [and] the noise of battle.”
– John Cheever
If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.”
The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.”
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
This week Trifectra asks for 33 to 333 of your own words inspired by the following word – MANIPULATE.
To touch, to mould, to change, to incubate,
To scold, to punish, to bully, to manipulate.
To bruise, to harm, to fix, to educate,
The perfect person in which you cultivate.
To have and to hold, till death you illustrate.
But now your left with no one to intimidate,
Because leaving was the last thing you ever anticipate.
You try to change things, you try to communicate.
But the damage you did, you wont ever vindicate.
– THE END –
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”
The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.”
Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.”