Quotes on Writing and Life: Celeste's reflections

Thursday, September 10, 2009

There's an advantage to being the teller of the story.

You get to tell it from your perspective, how you remember things. "Growing up with five brothers taught me that it's good to be the guy telling the story after the lamp gets broken."-Jon Scieszka Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Writing exertion?

Do you feel drained when you write? Worn out? Exhausted? Here is an interesting quote.... "Two hours of writing fiction leaves this particular writer absolutely drained. For those two hours he has been miles away, he has been somewhere else, in a different place with totally different people, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I wish, as a writer, that it was...

...always possible to hold on to this bit of wisdom. Why is it so easy to get blocked or to doubt that you are really a writer. I have heard of writers with many well-received books to their credit, who worry with each new book that they won't be able to write anymore. "Patience and perserverence... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Wonderful advice for the writer...

...and definitely worth considering as words to live by--especially for writers. "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Commitment and Writing...

This makes me think of the very old cliche--- Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This quote is serious and elegant, so I am surprised at the corny associations I keep having, such as 'you have to start with one egg to get a dozen.' I really think I should move ahead and share the quote I am... Sign in to see full entry.

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