Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Writerly Wisdom II

For those of you who are site stat checkers (I confess I check once, maybe twice a day) you will notice certain types of posts get more hits than others.  Such is the case with my Writerly Wisdom post.  Dunno.  I thought visitors would be wooed by my own words.  Ehh (shrug of shoulders) “if the people like it, serve it up”–C. Muse  So, here is Writerly Wisdom part II:

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.  ~Elmore Leonard

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.  ~Norbet Platt

I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.~James Michener

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction.  By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.  ~Mark Twain

The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend.  ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.  ~Vladimir Nabakov

Easy reading is d*mn hard writing.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne [*mine–liberties, I know]

And the best for last

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.  ~Author Unknown

Happy Pages,


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2 thoughts on “Writerly Wisdom II

  1. Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policeman or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
    Kurt Vonnegut.

    My favourite author.

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