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Publishing Short Stories & Poetry
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
All writing is a process of elimination.
Martha Albrand
It doesn't matter if a student looks as sour as a lemon. You get lemonade by squeezing them.
Antti Allén
There is no great writing, only great rewriting.
Justice Brandeis
Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.
Louise Brooks
Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as possible. A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story writer learns to include only the most essential information.
Orson Scott Card
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
Truman Capote
It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.
C. J. Cherryh
I refuse to write the same story twice. I keep experimenting. I keep learning how to work. I’ve been at it pretty much 50 years, and I’m now beginning to learn how to do the job well.
Harlan Ellison
Half of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.
David Gerrold
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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