Wednesday, March 12, 2008

On Writing


"There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior, there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." —Mark Twain


"Storytelling is healing. As we reveal ourselves in story, we become aware of the continuing core of our lives under the fragmented surface of our experience. We become aware of the multifaceted, multichaptered ' I ' who is the storyteller. We can trace out the paradoxical and even contradictory versions of ourselves that we create for different occasions, different audiences.... Most important, as we become aware of ourselves as storytellers, we realized that what we understand and imagine about ourselves is a story. And when we know all this, we can use our stories to heal and make ourselves whole."
~Susan Wittig Albert~(Story Circle Network)


A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it to be God. -Sidney Sheldon


Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any.-Orson Scott Card


If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.-Louis L’Amour


If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.-Benjamin Franklin

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