Monday, December 5, 2011

Mindful Monday

Just a little bit of everything. Tips, quotes, etc. Hope you've enjoyed the last few posts!
-Owner's Don't Knock
-I’ve seen some writers avoid “said” as if trying to impress us with their array of synonyms. These days, “said” is the preferred verb to use in dialogue; most editors will reject a manuscript which uses too many “said” alternatives. It’s almost always better to use “said”, a neutral verb, and let the dialogue itself convey the tone.
-What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. ~ Samuel Johnson
-We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. ~ Ernest Hemingway
-Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.
-My first rule was given to me by T.H. White, author of The Sword in the Stone and other Arthurian fantasies and was: Read. Read everything you can lay hands on. I always advise people who want to write a fantasy or science fiction or romance to stop reading everything in those genres and start reading everything else from Bunyan to Byatt.

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