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“Constant work, constant writing and constant revision. The real writer learns nothing from life. He is more like an oyster or a sponge. What he takes in he takes in normally the way any person takes in experience. But it is what is done with it in his mind, if he is a real writer, that makes his art.”

— Gore Vidal, Share via Whatsapp

“Pulling poems and quotes from a hat seems to be the easiest way to write.”

— Bert McCoy, Share via Whatsapp

“If you find it interesting enough to write, someone will find it interesting enough to read.”

— Carmela Dutra, Share via Whatsapp

“I hate writing, I love having written.”

— Dorothy Parker, Share via Whatsapp

“The Throes of Poetry - Hymns formed from groans of acquaintance, its rhythm weaving between tranquility, compassions, and peril - like bare feet stomping on broken glass - bleeds, recoils, then steps again.”

— Traci Lea LaRussa, Share via Whatsapp

“Great poetry is pulled from a magic hat.”

— Bert McCoy, Share via Whatsapp

“I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don t know how many branches it s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I m much more a gardener than an architect.”

— George R.R. Martin, Share via Whatsapp