Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Famous Quotes VIII

Who Wrote These Quotes: Me or Someone Famous?

(1) Becoming a good writer is not about writing; it’s about ‘righting’: doing the right things in the right places and learning from your mistakes.
Mary Higgins Clark or Vince Mooney

(2) Always be a poet, even in prose.
Charles Baudelaire or Vince Mooney

(3) Romances don’t promise happy ever after endings; they just get you started down that path.
LaVyrle Spencer or Vince Mooney

(4) Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
Eli Khamarov or Vince Mooney

(5) A good title should be like a good metaphor. It should intrigue without being too baffling or too obvious.
Walker Percy or Vince Mooney

(6) Either a writer doesn't want to talk about his work, or he talks about it more than you want.
Anatole Broyard or Vince Mooney

(7) My ‘black moments’ are never the ones readers are expecting. You have to whack readers on the back of their heads where they can’t see the 'black moment' coming.
Stephanie Laurens or Vince Mooney

(8) Poetry is about sound, feeling, and meaning. In that order.
Robert Browning or Vince Mooney

(9) I use the epilogue to give the reader a second helping of HEA.
M.C. Beaton or Vince Mooney

(10) It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly.
C. J. Cherryh or Vince Mooney

(11) I always acknowledge everyone I can think of in my books. I know they’ll go out and buy five copies of the book to impress their family and friends.
Jude Devereaux or Vince Mooney

(12) Put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
Colette or Vince Mooney

(13) There is no method except to be very intelligent.
T. S. Eliot or Vince Mooney

(14) When an author says that her characters have come alive and taken over the story, I know it’s at that point where most of the most revisions will have to be made.
Jayne Anne Krentz or Vince Mooney

(15) When we were children my father would have us make up our own bedtime stories. Once we started a story he would always finish it. No matter how tired we were we always stayed up to learn how our stories turned out. That’s where I learned how to captivate an audience. Make them feel they are a part of the story. That it is their story, too.
Laura Ingalls Wilder or Vince Mooney

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