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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If a nation loses its storytellers,
it loses its childhood.

—Peter Handke

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Don’t wait for the muse. . . .
Your job is to make sure the muse
knows where you’re going to be every day
from nine ’til noon. or seven ’til three.
If she does know,
I assure you that sooner or later
she’ll start showing up.

 

Stephen King, 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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