Writing & Editing Resources

Wise words from some of the greats:

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” 

―Saul Bellow

I was starting to wonder if I was ready to be a writer, not someone who won prizes, got published and was given the time and space to work, but someone who wrote as a course of life. Maybe writing wouldn’t have any rewards. Maybe the salvation I would gain through work would only be emotional and intellectual. Wouldn’t that be enough, to be a waitress who found an hour or two hidden in every day to write?
— Ann Patchett
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they’re not absurd.
— China Miéville

“I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. ” 

―Sharon Olds

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” 

―Robert Frost

Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
— Mark Twain

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” 

―Stephen King

Don’t get it right―get it WRITTEN!
— Lee Child




Books on writing

I come back to these wonderful books on craft again and again. I hope they will help you too.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Bird by Bird: Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life by Noah Lukeman 

Between the Lines: Master the Subtle Elements of Fiction Writing by Jessica Page Morrell


Coming soon...