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Writing & Writers November 13, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Word Play, Writing & Writers.
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There is only one trait that marks the writer.  He is always watching.  It’s a kind of trick of the mind and he is born with it. ~ Morley Callahan 

Whether or not you write well, write bravely. – Bill Stout

Writers reside in a world of imagination, where creativity reigns.  

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. ~ Jules Renard

The profession of book-writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. ~ John Steinbeck

To succeed in writing, or life, follow the Path of P’s: Purpose, Passion, Patience, and Persistence.

Writing is a solitary occupation.  Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer.  He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. ~ Lawrence Clark Powell

Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well.  It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over.  Getting Happy, okay? Getting happy. ~ Stephen King

Writing is an on-going dialogue between inner and outer worlds.

May your inner and outer worlds peacefully co-exist.  Namaste. 

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