Writing Quotes – Inspiration or Desperation?


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Do quotes from famous authors motivate, or just remind us how far away from our goals we actually are?

The question came to me during a visit to Disney World earlier this week.  Walt was the king of inspirational quotes.  As I toured the Parks, noticing I was the only one in shorts (56 degrees in February is a tropical climate for a Canadian), the idea began to germinate.  Later, back at the condo, I descended into that labyrinth called Google, researching the premise over a bottle of Australian Shiraz.  As suspected, the websites, articles and blogs were plentiful – hundreds, if not thousands of quips on the craft.

I’ve always had my favourites, adages dating back to Mark Twain, others more current.  If you’ve read my prior posts, you know I am an admirer of Stephen King.  King’s part memoir, part master-class book ‘On Writing’ is a masterpiece, highly recommended for any aspiring…

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