No, really, I promise. Ok, well, this one may take me a little while...
When you write, you're telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.
— Stephen King, On Writing
There is no substitute for being a reader of the genre in which you are writing, and for reading in other genres for contrast and inspiration.
— Elizabeth Lyon, Manuscript Makeover
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.
— Mark Twain
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