Writer’s Platitude for the Weekend

word processor“The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor,’ I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing about drugs.’” Used to say?

Original quote (in quotes) from Roy Blount Jr.
Photograph “Primitive Machine” by ReaderWalker © 2009 Creative Commons

Writer’s Platitude for the Weekend

Pollack“The advice I continually give to young writers is this, ‘Learn to paint pictures with words.'” Have I ever mentioned that I’m a fan of Pollack?

Original quote (in quotes) by Brian Jacques

Photograph “Pollack” by Fling93 © 2006 Creative Commons

Writer’s Platitude for the Weekend

pens3“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.”  Huh. I thought it was like sex because it generally sucks the first time you do it, but gets better the more you practice.

Original quote (in quotes) by Virginia Woolf

Photograph by Churl © 2007 Creative Commons