Playing well with others

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

* As we have explained before, that is not dust on the computer. It is simply the new Appaloosa design.

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Busy stringing beads

“I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten, –happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.”  ~  Brenda Ueland

Too busy stringing beads to blog.

Source:  Quotable Quotes on Writers and Writing

Imperfections

Writing is probably better for all the imperfections of our lives. Fiction requires tension, and the first tension is between the story trying to be told through the writer and the writer trying to find the time to sit down and get it onto the page. I believe this is a good thing. If writers were not willing to work with this tension, then books would be as flat as reality TV. We don’t read fiction for reality; we read it for truth.—Nancy Peacock, A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning & Life

The secret writing dialogue, with more commentary

“My characters talk to one another, and when it reaches a certain pitch of excitement I jump out of bed and run and trap them before they are gone.”—Ray Bradbury

If characters possessed any sensitivity or compassion, they’d talk to one another during the daylight hours, not when civilized writers are trying to sleep.—KW

But we take anything they give us whenever they give it and we’re grateful to receive it.—KW

The secret to writing dialogue, with commentary

“My characters talk to one another, and when it reaches a certain pitch of excitement I jump out of bed and run and trap them before they are gone.”—Ray Bradbury

If characters possessed any sensitivity or compassion, they’d talk to one another during the daylight hours, not when civilized writers are trying to sleep.—KW