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Be inspired by the best

Own up to being a writer, and the world lines up to give you advice. Some well meaning, much not so. Mostly, it spearheads a campaign to part you from your hard earned. Courses on this, books on that: grammar, structure, style, whatever.

For a while I fell under the thrall of 'How to Write a Novel in Sixty Seconds or Less' books. But it didn't take me long to conclude that any fool can give advice. Acting on it is where the problems occur. My response was to take my inspiration from the doers, not the advisors. Typically, I turned it into a game, and doodled images in Photoshop to fix the words of the masters into my memory.


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William Faulkner quote from Publishing Buddy
W Somerset Maugham quote from Publishing Buddy
Truman Capote Robert B Parker quote from Publishing Buddy
Terry Pratchet quote from Publishing Buddy
Thomas Jefferson Robert B Parker quote from Publishing Buddy
William Blake quote from Publishing Buddy
William Faulkner quote from Publishing Buddy
Vladimir Nabokov quote from Publishing Buddy
Ray Bradbury quote from Publishing Buddy
H G Wells quote from Publishing Buddy
Peter Benchley quote from Publishing Buddy
Elmore Leonard quote from Publishing Buddy
Jorge Luis Borges quote from Publishing Buddy
Franz Kafka quote from Publishing Buddy
Stephen King quote from Publishing Buddy
Thomas Mann Robert B Parker quote from Publishing Buddy
Violet India Cummings quote from Publishing Buddy
Robert B Parker quote from Publishing Buddy
Sholem Aleichem quote from Publishing Buddy
William S Burroughs quote from Publishing Buddy
Aldous Huxley quote from Publishing Buddy
Anais Nin quote from Publishing Buddy
Margaret Atwood quote from Publishing Buddy
Kurt Vonnegut quote from Publishing Buddy
Anton Checkhov quote from Publishing Buddy
Alfred Hitchcock quote from Publishing Buddy
Ernest Hemingway quote from Publishing Buddy
Dashiell Hammett quote from Publishing Buddy

Plenty more where these came from. I'll upload others later.

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