Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated Continue reading “Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb”
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen Maybe that’s why I love poetry so much, for me it’s very cheap therapy. I just found this poetry site Continue reading Poetry Cooks!
“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein Do You Recognise the 7 Early Warning Signs of an Unorganized Writer? 1. The file cabinet has tipped Continue reading Do You Recognise the 7 Early Warning Signs of an Unorganized Writer?
“The good writer seems to be writing about himself, but has his eye always on that thread of the Universe which runs through himself and all things.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ Today was PPW‘s writing retreat, a chance for all the Continue reading A Writing Retreat
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.” — Richard Bach, writer If you’re reading this blog my guess is that you write one as well, the first blog I wrote was Continue reading Again with the Passion…
Writing is not the lottery. New writers have to be realistic about what it takes to get published. But there is one similarity to the lottery: You have to play to win.— Lori Perkins, literary agent This morning this headline Continue reading Getting Published
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957 Continue reading Double Living
“There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication…. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude Continue reading Common Ties
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time, in others’ minds.”Alfred Kazin I think one of the reasons I love writing so much is that I’m able to bring readers into my world, I can also Continue reading The Crazy Child’s Home
Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne I love when quotes are so timeless. I have a great affection for Mr. Hawthorne. Not only was he a fellow New Englander, he started as a short story writer and struggled Continue reading Writing Dreams