Archive for August, 2010

Baxter on books

Books sometimes fall into your hands in the oddest ways. Meeting up with a particular work of literature may have an eeriness of occasion that resembles an accident that is not really accidental.–Charles Baxter, The Art of Subtext

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Whitney on being a writer

You must want it enough. Enough to take all the rejections, enough to pay the price of disappointment and discouragement while you are leaning. Like any other artist you must learn your craft–then you can add all the genius you like.–Phyllis Whitney

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Martini on writing fast

My manuscripts, which are fairly long (130,000 to 150.000 words), are produced in final form in a period of between four and five months. For this reason my writing day is very long and often stretches from late morning until late into the night and as the deadline approaches often into the wee hours of […]

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Thor on a “typical” writing day

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series A typical writing day

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series A typical writing dayTo be a productive writer you have to have an iron will. The Internet is probably the best and worst thing to ever happen to writers. It’s great for research, but can be a terrible distraction when you need to focus on […]

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Eisler on a “typical” writing day

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series A typical writing day

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series A typical writing dayI find there’s a ration between thinking and writing, and when I’m just getting started on a book, the raio is skewed heavily toward thinking, but as the story progresses and I figure things out, I can write more and need to […]

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Palumbo on writing

Every hour you spend writing is an hour not spent fretting about your writing.–Dennis Palumbo

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Bell on discipline

You are responsible for your own self-discipline. No one can find the time for you, or write the words for you.–James Scott Bell, The Art of War for Writers

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Bell on the craft of writing

Respect the craft of writing. Be in awe when you sit down at the keyboard or with a pen. Write hard, write with passion, because that is what you do. Don’t waste any time dissing other writers or whining about how tough things are.–James Scott Bell, The Art of War for Writers

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Kava on a “typical” writing day

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series A typical writing day

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series A typical writing dayThere is no typical. In Florida, I write on the deck or in my office or by the kitchen counter. In Omaha it’s on the screened-in porch orin the writing shed or late at night sitting up in bed. Sometimes I use […]

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