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Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life | This Page is About WORDS!!!

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life | This Page is About WORDS!!!.

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Writers on Writing: Plays Mad with his Soul

“The true artist plays mad with his soul, labors at the very lip of the volcano, but remembers and clings to his purpose, which is as strong as the dream. He is not someone possessed, like Cassandra, but a passionate, easily tempted explorer who fully intends to get home again, like Odysseus.”

–John Gardner

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Writers on Writing

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
–Stephen King

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Writers on Writings

Thoughts about ideas….

“I have never felt like I was creating anything. For me, writing is like walking through a desert and all at once, poking up through the hardpan, I see the top of a chimney. I know there’s a house under there, and I’m pretty sure that I can dig it up if I want. That’s how I feel. It’s like the stories are already there. What they pay me for is the leap of faith that says: ‘If I sit down and do this, everything will come out OK.’”
—Stephen King

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Writers on Writing

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
–Mark Twain, Notebook, 1898

So, go and create a new view with your writing. Show the world something it has not sen before.
–Editor

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Writers on Writing

You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
–Ray Bradbury

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Writers on writing

“I do not rewrite unless I am absolutely sure that I can express the material better if I do rewrite it.”
—William Faulkner

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