Advice To Beginners Quotes

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“Begin. Keep on beginning. Nibble on everything.
Take a hike. Teach yourself to whistle. Lie.
The older you get the more they'll want your stories.
Make them up. Talk to stones. Short-out electric
fences. Swim with the sea turtle into the moon. Learn
how to die. Eat moonshine pie. Drink wild geranium
tea. Run naked in the rain. Everything that happens
will happen and none of us will be safe from it.
Pull up anchors. Sit close to the god of night.
Lie still in a stream and breathe water. Climb to the
top of the highest tree until you come to the branch
where the blue heron sleeps. Eat poems for breakfast.
Wear them on your forehead. Lick the mountain's
bare shoulder. Measure the color of days
around your mother's death. Put your hands over
your face and listen to what they tell you.”
Ellen Kort

Alex Morritt
“How initially 'to get her in the sack' and subsequently to avoid 'her giving you the sack' are not identical dilemmas faced by the male species, but they sure have a bizarre habit of being bedfellows”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

“Remember, people who peek through keyholes have to expect an occasional poke in the eye.”
Gary K. Wolf

Tina Fey
“It’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it…You have to let people see what you wrote.”
Tina Fey

Terena Scott
“If you are working with authors, you are accepting a great responsibility and must tread very carefully. The author's work is a part of herself, a creative endeavor she has poured her heart and soul into. Protecting and nurturing that work and the author is part of the job of a publisher.”
Terena Scott, What You Need to Know to Be a Pro; The Business Start-Up Guide for Publishers

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You have enough to create what you want.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Joshua Hartzell
“Telling a story about something you know nothing about is like starting a new job without the training.”
Joshua Hartzell, The Bondsmen

Rayvon L. Browne
“Poetry is simple when you write what you see and feel, searching for the words only makes it difficult”
Rayvon L. Browne

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Our stories hold unique inspiration for one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Frank Sonnenberg
“Consider the advice of others, but trust yourself in the end.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Zen Proverb