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Jodi Picoult
“You can always edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page.”
Jodi Picoult

Anne Lamott
“If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Ally Carter
“Don't get it right, get it written.”
Ally Carter

Anne Tyler
“If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all.”
Anne Tyler

Stewart Stafford
“The concept of good versus evil is a handy construct for framing a narrative. When you see someone applying that concept to real-world events, however, be aware that you're in the presence of a peddler of fiction.”
Stewart Stafford

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