Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Author Quotes

"A good title should be like a good metaphor. It should intrigue without being too baffling or too obvious." Walker Percy

"The title to a work of writing is like a house's front porch.... It should invite you to come on in." Angela Giles Klocke

"Read, read, read. Read everything- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write." William Faulkner

"Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. 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.

"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader- not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." E.L. Doctorow

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." Tom Clancy

Source: bethanyroberts.com

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