"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." – John Steinbeck
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'The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.' Terry Pratchett
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"Literature is analysis after the event." Doris Lessing
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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” Stephen King
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"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist." -Salman Rushdie.
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"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: Read a lot and write a lot." Stephen King
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"I refer to my non-productive periods as fallow times. I think they are essential." Catherine Stock
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“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach
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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh
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"You create a bunch of characters and let them start bouncing into one another. That’s how a good story happens" Dennis Lehane
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“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” Lorrie Moore
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“It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.” Jean-Luc Godard
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