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- Nicholas O’Connell
“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”Mark Twain
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.William Faulkner
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.
I was trying to write then and I found the greatest difficulty was to put down what really happened in action; what the actual things were which produced the emotion that you experienced…the real thing, the sequence of motion and fact which made the emotion and which would be as valid in a year or ten years or, with luck and if you stated it purely enough, always.Ernest Hemingway