Monday, October 22, 2007
Tongue in Cheek?
Shari of Literally Blind-Sided tagged me to do a post about writing.
I’m late responding – my apologies, Shari.
Apparently there are no rules or regulations to this tag (or none that I could see) so I’m doing my own thing.
And my thing is this: A brief list of quotations on the subject of writing that I find humorous, inspirational and to the point.
“Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very." Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
“Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.”
“Be obscure clearly.”
“A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one.”
“As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.”
The quotation below differs from the above – and speaks to me on a very personal level.
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
No tagging from Beth on this one – but if you’ve got a good quotation or thought to add, please do.