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Michael Crichton (b. October 23): “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.”

23 Oct

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

~ MICHAEL CRICHTON

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 Crichton (born 23 October 1942, died 4 November 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only writer to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure

Jack London (b. January 12): “You can’t wait for inspiration…”

12 Jan

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“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

~ Jack London, b. 12 January 1876

Michael Crichton (b. October 23): “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.”

23 Oct

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

~ MICHAEL CRICHTON

pinterest.com/pin/39406565462902281/

 Crichton (born 23 October 1942, died 4 November 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only writer to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure

Jack London (b. January 12): “You can’t wait for inspiration…”

12 Jan

london

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

~ Jack London, b. 12 January 1876

Michael Crichton (b. October 23): “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.”

22 Oct

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

~ MICHAEL CRICHTON

pinterest.com/pin/39406565462902281/

 Crichton (born 23 October 1942, died 4 November 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only writer to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure

Jack London (b. January 12): “You can’t wait for inspiration…”

12 Jan

london

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

~ Jack London, b. 12 January 1876

Michael Crichton (b. October 23): “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.”

23 Oct

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

~ MICHAEL CRICHTON

pinterest.com/pin/39406565462902281/

 Crichton (born 23 October 1942, died 4 November 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only writer to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure

Shelby Foote (b. November 17): “Longevity conquers scandal every time.”

17 Nov
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Shelby Foote (born 17 November 1916, died 27 June 2005) was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war.

Quotes on writing

  1. Longevity conquers scandal every time.
  2. Most of my inspiration, if that’s the word, came from books themselves.
  3. I can’t begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else.
  4. Getting close to books, and spending time by myself, I was obliged to think about things I would never have thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
  5. If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That’s how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.
  6. I think that everything you do helps you to write if you’re a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don’t experience either one of those, you’re being deprived of something.

Michael Crichton (b. October 23): “Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten.”

23 Oct

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“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It’s one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.”

~ MICHAEL CRICHTON

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 Crichton (born 23 October 1942, died 4 November 2008) was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted into films. In 1994, Crichton became the only writer to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales with ER, Jurassic Park, and Disclosure

Jackie Collins (b. October 4): “Inspiration is all around me” & other quotes about writing

4 Oct

Jackie Collins (born 4 October 1937) is an English novelist who has written 29 novels and sold over 500 million copies. Eight of her novels have been adapted for the screen.

Here’s what she has to say about writing:

  1. If you want to be a writer, stop talking about it and sit down and write!
  2. I’ve come a long way! My message to women is, girls can do anything.
  3. I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down – the truth is much more bizarre.
  4. I should be writing until I drop. I’ll be a little old lady of 106. I never see myself stopping what I do because it’s my passion.
  5. I think I’m a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
  6.  I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip.
  7. I’ve written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can’t put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
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