Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes to nudge awake the sleeping muse.
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“Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’ ” – Jef Mallett
“Learn to trust our own judgment…learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad–including your own bad.” – Doris Lessing
“Dare to tell the smallest of stories if you want to generate large emotions.” – William Zinsser
“The joy is in the surprise. It can be as small as a felicitous coupling of noun and adjective.” – Ian McEwan
“Look, don’t just stare at the pages…become the characters. Live inside the book.” – Wally Lamb
“Don’t write so that you can be understood, write so that you can’t be misunderstood.” – William Howard Taft
“You must learn to overcome your very natural and appropriate revulsion for your own work.” – William Gibson
“Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.” – Paulo Coelho
“The reader is a friend, not an adversary, and not a spectator.” – Jonathan Franzen
“There is no iron that can enter the human heart with such stupefying effect as a period placed at just the right moment.” – Isaac Babel
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