18 gems about writing from 16¼ great authors

I especially loved number 13 and that is why I love Terry Pratchett


1. If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred,
 you have the odds in your favor. - Edgar Rice Burroughs

2. I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.

– Truman Capote

critics, Melissa McCarthy, Roger Ebert

3. Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good 
writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't
 see any. - Orson Scott Card

4. When men ask me how I know so much about men, they get a simple answer: everything I know about men, I learned from me.

– Anton Chekhov

5. It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit 
brilliantly. - C. J. Cherryh

6. Put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy…

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