The books a writer reads are so important; they form a compost bed beneath the rosebushes of her own writing. Ben Dolnick  (via psliterary)

The books a writer reads are so important; they form a compost bed beneath the rosebushes of her own writing. Ben Dolnick  (via psliterary)

Editing is everything. Cut until you can cut no more. What is left often springs into life. Esther Freud (via psliterary ) “Kill your darlings” isn’t always referring to characters. It’s easy to want to hang onto every word you’ve… Read more

Editing is everything. Cut until you can cut no more. What is left often springs into life. Esther Freud (via psliterary ) “Kill your darlings” isn’t always referring to characters. It’s easy to want to hang onto every word you’ve… Read more

In a writer there must always be two people — the writer and the critic. Leo Tolstoy (via psliterary)

In a writer there must always be two people — the writer and the critic. Leo Tolstoy (via psliterary)

Writing requires discipline that’s iron fisted…doing it whether you have it in you or not. Harper Lee (via psliterary)

Writing requires discipline that’s iron fisted…doing it whether you have it in you or not. Harper Lee (via psliterary)

How to deal with writer’s block: ‘I just lower my standards and carry on.’ William Stafford (via psliterary)

How to deal with writer’s block: ‘I just lower my standards and carry on.’ William Stafford (via psliterary)

A piece of writing has to seduce the reader, it has to suspend disbelief and earn the reader’s trust. Po Bronson (via psliterary)

A piece of writing has to seduce the reader, it has to suspend disbelief and earn the reader’s trust. Po Bronson (via psliterary)

There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing (via psliterary)

There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be. Doris Lessing (via psliterary)

By giving a character something to hide-a secret- we create the illusion of depth: interior and exterior, seen and unseen. David Corbett (via psliterary)

By giving a character something to hide-a secret- we create the illusion of depth: interior and exterior, seen and unseen. David Corbett (via psliterary)