Thursday, June 04, 2009

Writing Quotes

I stumbled upon writing quotes that I’ve been posting on my fan page on Facebook. The first one I posted really tickled me:

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard

I love to read books. I love to gleam from the creativity of others. I appreciate the different styles writers use to communicate their imagination. My prose is more simplistic in style. I never graduated from college. English was my least favorite subject in high school. If you had to diagram a sentence to get to heaven, then I wouldn’t make it.

When I write I try to use less words to convey what I’m trying to say. I don’t know why I do that, it was probably something I picked up from one of my writing friends. I don’t have the most sophisticated style of writing, but I love doing it.

I read many blogs that convey many different styles of writing. Some of you out there would not consider yourselves writers, yet you write all the time and convey your thoughts with humor and keep the interest of your readers.

Merriam-Webster defines an author as:
1. One that originates or creates and
2. The writer of a literary work (as a book).

Hmmm. I find it interesting that the second meaning, not the first, is a person who wrote a book. Sometimes we get hung up on titles. I know many authors and some never had a book published. They are excellent writers that I learn so much from and I know it’s just a matter of time before their work is published.

So all you authors – those that originate or create – keep writing.

© Nadine Zawacki 2009


Yvonne Todd said...

Loved the quote you posted... looking forward to others.

As you like to read, have you read Anne Rice's Christ the Lord series? Or her biography? I was intrigued by her writing style, how she used so few words to convey such a vivid word picture... She inspired me to see and to communicate in new ways.

Susan said...

Interesting post indeed.

Louise said...

That is a great quote!
Encouraging post, I definitely fall into the category of a non-writer ;)
Have a blessed day!

Jillian, Inc said...

very, very true regarding what an author is.... I always wonder how long "authors" who have published books wrote before they had anything published. I'll bet for most it was a good, long while.

Christina said...

Great post. I loved your book and your style of writing. One thing I really liked about your book was that is didn't have thoughts I wanted to skip over. In fact I read and savored every word.

LDH said...

I sure do enjoy reading your posts and I have never skipped the parts you did not write.

Nice visiting with you today!

Scarlet said...

What an inspirational post! I believe less is more in so many things, but it's especially true of writing.

A long, repetitive post will put me to sleep. When I read a blog or a book I want to walk away feeling like I've learned something, even if it's a small, seemingly insignificant thing, I'm better for it. I also like a good laugh every now and then.

Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Your voice is YOUR voice and no one else can write in your voice better than you can.

Ann(ie) said...

I will be finding you to add you ass my friend on facebook. I finally got off my lazy arse and joined the party!

chelle said...

ok you just made me feel all warm and fuzzy :)

Bex said...

my favorite writer once said, "Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." -F. Scott Fitzgerald.

you are very encouraging, my friend. i guess i'll just have to keep writing depraved, twisted stories about cats and sock monkeys. my world is like dean koontz meets sesame street.

JEWELIA said...

Okay Nadine I hope I did this right..I think I can officially post on this page now! this is an experiment..