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Quotes for writers

Today I thought I’d simply share some of my favourite quotes concerning the art of writing.  I find them excellent touchstones in the writing process. Less is more * As he knew what to say, so he knows also when to leave off; a continence which is practiced by few writers …. (John Dryden) * […]

Favourite quote #2: “Monsters exist. But …”

Monsters exist. But they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking question. Primo Levi I came across this quote years ago in some random place and jotted it down, even though I’d never heard of this man […]

Michael had opinions

Michael had opinions. Lots of them. Take for instance the massive mahogany desk just moved into his dad’s office. Standing on tiptoes, his nose just resting on the desk’s edge, he eyed the smooth expanse of it. Yes, it was over the top and far too formal for someone who wrote children’s books. If he […]