The hardest thing 
about writing 
is writing.

—Nora Ephron

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Keep a small can
of WD-40 on your desk—
away from any open flames—
to remind yourself
that if you don’t write daily,
you will get rusty.

—George Singleton

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Discipline is the ability
to make yourself do something
you don’t want to do
in order to get a result
you really want to get.

—Andy Andrews

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I find the line,
“Write what you know,”
extremely unhelpful. . . .
I think, in fact, writing what
you can dare to research
and imagine is a far
better line to live by.  

—Emma Donoghue,
The 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop

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To hell with last words.
Let’s try to make
one sentence
that’s rightly positioned
within a manageable context
so that we can utter it
to somebody else
and they’ll understand it.

—Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry discusses life

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Storytelling is
the most powerful
way to put ideas
into the world today.
Stories are the creative
conversion of life itself
into a more powerful,
clearer,
more meaningful experience.
They are the currency
of human contact.

—Robert McKee

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