Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Words of Wisdom: Writing and Creativity Edition

The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen. --Mary Roberts Rinehart

Ideas are cheap. It's the execution that is all-important.--George R.R. Martin

The script, I always believe, is the foundation of everything. --Ewan McGregor

Rule one, you have to write. If you do't write, nothing will happen. --Neil Gaiman

You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page. --Jodi Picolt

I write because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention. --George Orwell

Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude. 
--Marcel Proust

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars. --Les Brown

The solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. --Albert Einstein

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. --Stephen Nachmanovich

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. --Pablo Picasso

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. --Duke Ellington

Breaking rules isn't interesting. It's making up new ones that keeps things exciting. --Christopher Nolan

The first draft of a book - even a long one - should not take longer than three months, the length of a season. If you spend too long on a piece, it begins to take on an odd foreign feel. --Stephen King

Be regular and orderly in your life, so you may be violent and original in your work. --Gustave Flaubert

That's my advice with dealing with writer's block. Follow the fun. If you aren't having fun, you are doing it wrong. --Jordan Peele

Writing books is all I ever wanted to do. Yet, for many years, I wore my writing dream like a costume - acting the part but never really committing to the work. 
--Andrea Jarrell

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