7 Views on Writing

Mitch Teemley

Writing critics

  1. Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner

  2. Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit sober.”  ~Ernest Hemingway

  3. You can’t steer a parked car. “You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”  ~Jodi Picoult

  4. Everyone already knows you’re crazy. You might as well capitalize on it. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”  ~E. L. Doctorow

  5. Just fake it till thou makest it. That’s what I did. ~William Shakespeare “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  ~Richard Bach 

  6. Like people from Missouri, readers live in the show-me state.  “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  ~Anton Chekhov

  7. Put them out of their misery.  “If you have…

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