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Random Awesomeness (part 2019.2)

Random Awesomeness

What I’m Reading Right Now: Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book One by Brandon Sanderson.

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NaNoWriMo is over

At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right.

William Faulkner

Did you finish the first draft of your novel? Did you reach 50,000 words? If not, train yourself…try and try “until it comes right.” Keep writing. Even if you have decided that your November work was complete rubbish, keep writing.

The end.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater the art is of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It’s one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.

Nicholas Sparks

I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.

Steve Martin

Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo. Make it end great, and enjoy it.

The homestretch…

The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.

Mickey Spillane

Almost there

You, my friend, have not taken the easy way out. You’re almost there. Now cross that finish line, even if you have to crawl!

Denise Jaden

Make it up as you go along

The obvious and beautiful truth about writing is that you make it up as you go along. No land is out of reach to you, no world impossible.

Lisa Goldman

What are the rules?

There are three rules to writing, and nobody knows what they are.

W. Somerset Maugham

Type faster

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.

Isaac Asimov

There are only five days left. And yes, Thanksgiving Day is among those days. But you and I can do it. We can type a little faster.

The power of writing

All great writing is an act of rebellion against what exists, a need to say something unsaid, an impossible attempt to heal what is broken, to make a mark.

Lisa Goldman

Why write?

If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

Toni Morrison

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