Quote of the Month–October 2014

“A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.” – William Strunk, Jr. I was looking through Strunk’s classic work, The Elements of Style, this morning, and was immediately struck by how closely this rule parallels the one that I apply when editing my … Continue reading Quote of the Month–October 2014

Quote of the Week–March 10th

“The desire to write grows with writing.” – Desiderius Erasmus The best cure for writer’s block is simply to write more. If you feel uninspired, make yourself write something, anything, and soon you will be inspired and overflowing with new ideas. Continue reading Quote of the Week–March 10th

Quote of the Week–October 14th

“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.” – William Faulkner Crafting a plot line is important. But no matter how clever you are at stringing together events, … Continue reading Quote of the Week–October 14th