Bad Writing: “It is not serious, and it does not tell the truth.”
— Eudora Welty
Whenever there is an easy way to do something — and do it right — by all means prefer the easy way.
– R. V. Cassill
The job of an apple tree is to bear apples. The job of a storyteller is to tell stories.
– James A. Michener
Get black on white.
– Guy de Maupassant
You can do anything you can get away with, and you can’t get away with much.
– Flannery O’Connor
The best story is no good until it’s on paper.
– Allen Marple
Nothing is quite as easy as using words like somebody else.
– e. e. cummings
When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
– Bernard Shaw
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Put something on paper.