Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inspirational Quote

"Opportunities are disguised by hard work, so most people don't recognize them."

-Ann Landers

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You know you're closer to publication when...

  1. when you begin to receive "encouraging" rejections

  2. they reject the manuscript you submitted but ask you to send your next one

  3. your mentor tells you to contact his agent without you asking for a referral

  4. agents and/or editors proactively contact you because she spotted your quality writing somewhere online or in print

  5. you need more sophisticated critique partners

  6. you understand why your work had been rejected

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quote- I don't know from where!

"The role of keeping a notebook is to remind you that you are a writer...image album, record thoughts events dreams and revelations...valuable for future generations."

i love this quote

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inspiration for Everyone

"What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us. We feel useful and the work we do feels like play to us."

-Julia Cameron

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Writing Inspiration

"I want to see my name on the screen as the author of a movie."

-Gene Perret

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Inspiration from a Writer

"But the money to me is a wonderful by product of writing; it is not the reason to write. "

-Gregory Poirier

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Writing Inspiration

"Writing is about memorable phrases, evocative descriptions. It's about being a link in someone else's understanding of the world. That morning, I learned that writing is about giving a single person, ONE READER, the right words."

-Catharine Bramkamp

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


"Looking back, I'm not sure if I ever would have become a writer if it hadn't been for that professor who said I probably couldn't make the grade, and he doubted if I'd ever get out of the "provisional" category. I made it out.
By now, I've written and had published 286 books, mostly fiction, but twelve non-fiction books as well. Motivation? Yes, that "provisional" tag still bugs me. But I realize that I had used that tag to help me make my dream of being a novelist come to pass.
I'm going to keep on writing novels until I learn how."

-Chet Cunningham

Friday, July 1, 2011

Inspirational Quote

"But those of us to whom this gift has been given have a responsibility to be persistent about writing and publishing our work until a sufficient body of work has been assembled. Our message is important. The world needs it. That's our job."

-Elizabeth Engstrom