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write from the heartGood writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader–not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
E.L. Doctorow

“I admire anybody who has the guts to write anything at all.”
E. B. White

“If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.”
Kingsley Amis

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”
― Anne Lamott

“What is written without effort is in generally read without pleasure.”
Samuel Johnson

“When we read, we stat at the beginning and continue until we reach the end.  When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out.”
Vickie Karp

“I write for the same reason I breathe — because if I didn’t, I would die.”
Isaac Asimov

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out…

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Comments on: "The Heart of a Writer" (5)

  1. loiswstern said:

    I am writing down E.L. Doctorow’s quote, not just to savor it, but to share when I give writing workshops. It is also an absolutely perfect way to get across something I try to explain to my authors submitting stories to my authors helping authors project. Along with my feedback with words such as: “You need to show your readers how your character feels”, or “We need a story rather than a recounting of happenings,” I now
    have one more way of getting that point across. Thank you.

    Lois W. Stern
    Creator of Tales2Inspire

  2. You are so very nice 🙂

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