Friday, September 24, 2010

Write On!

Friend and fellow writer and blogger, Victoria (Vicki) Gaines, posted the following quotes on her excellent blog Light for the Writer's Soul recently.  Vicki has experienced life with all it's  joys, trials and disappointments and is an excellent writer...and prayer partner.

Reading her work lights a fire in my bones to write more, write better and write often.

Thanks, Vicki, for your inspiration!

Here are the quotes by writers...about writing...posted by a great writer:
“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
“Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.” ~ Elise Wiesel
“Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.” ~ Orson Scott Card
“A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.” ~ Edith Wharton
“If a true artist were born in a pigpen and raised in a sty, he would still find plenty of inspiration for his work. The only need is the eye to see.” ~ Willa Cather
“The novelist’s ambition is not to do something better than his predecessors but to see what they did not see, say what they did not say.” ~ Milan Kundera
“My basic test for any story is: “Would I want to meet these characters and observe these events in real life? Is this story an experience worth living through for its own sake?” ~ Ayn Rand
“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.” ~ Lawrence Kasdan

1 comment:

  1. Hello my pilgrim pal Dave,

    Thank you kindly for the mention. Seems the inspiration comes from the quotes lately, as I've struggled to keep my blogs updated. Your boost of encouragement sure helps in that regard - God bless you for caring. You have been in my prayers...