Daily Archive: July 30, 2012


Quote for writers – on characters, style and plots

Intro I’ll tell you how it is for me, then I’ll shut up and let far more prodigious, established writers say it more eloquently. My style, such as it is, is down to earth, as rambling as this is now. Yes, I know, I need to work on that, but...


Quotes for writers – on reading and research

Intro Depending on my mood and reason for reading, I can flick through an entire text book in seconds, speed reading to gauge its usefulness, or take a full day or two to read a fantasy novel, savouring every chapter. I can’t begin to guess the number of books I’ve...


Quotes for writers : miscellaneous

Miscellaneous and addenda These are late additions to be sorted later and a selection of other quotes I liked but couldn’t quite fit into the categories of the five main pages. “The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a...