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    • Learn as much by writing as by reading.
    • After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
      "Fables in Slang", 1899, by George Ade
    • Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It's the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.
      Writing Gooder, 12-09-05, by Rhys Alexander
    • Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing.
      Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006, by Heather Armstrong
    • You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist.
    • Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
    • The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
    • The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.
    • I am a galley slave to pen and ink.
    • There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book.
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