Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quotable Sunday: On Writing for NaNoWriMo

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ~Jules Renard, "Diary," February 1895

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable. ~Francis Bacon

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. ~Baltasar Gracián

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O'Brien

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin

The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys. ~C. Astrid