Words of Wisdom

I love words. I love to read them; I love to write them. I also love to collect them. I collect affirmations, quotes, and words of wisdom. Here are some of my favorites regarding writing. (Unfortunately, I don’t know who said most of them.)

• “The fiction writer’s primary job is to create an emotional experience for the reader.”

• “Don’t iron (edit) it too much, or you will flatten it.”

• “Almost everything you write is calculated for effect.”

• “When in doubt, take it out!”

• “Edit for impact.”

• “Plot is the vehicle for character growth.”

• “Suspense needles the reader with the feeling of anxious uncertainty.”

• “Creating something new everyday that didn’t exist when you woke up is what counts.”

• “A story is written one word at a time.”

• “Don’t get it right, get it written.”

• “Back story belongs in the back.” Donald Maas

• “A published author is an unpublished author who didn’t quit.”

• “A rejection is merely an invitation to submit elsewhere.”

And my all time favorite comes from Dean Koontz:

Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled.”

Happy Writing!!! Anne Marie ☺

About AnneMarie

I enjoy writing old-fashioned romance with a whole lot of sizzle ~~~ Favorite Books: All of Georgette Heyer's wonderful Regency Romances; Gone With the Wind; The Little House Books; Harry Potter; Anne of Green Gables; This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips ~~~ Favorite Movies: Return to Me; An Affair to Remember; Sebrina (newer version); Sarah Plain and Tall; Roman Holiday; Pretty Woman ~~~ Favorite Music: Moody Blues, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Jim Croce, Elton John, Seals & Crofts, Chicago, John Denver ~~~ Favorite Quotation: "Love Conquers All" ~~~~ AnneMarie Trivia: I love hummingbirds :) ~~~~ ABOUT MY LONE STAR ROMANCES: When people think of Texas, they usually think about cowboys, ranches and horses. But Texas is more than that. It’s not just a place; it’s an attitude, a state of mind. Everything is bigger and better in Texas, or so it seems to those of us living here. My favorite kind of hero is tall, dark and Texan. Whether a rugged sexy cowboy or a single-dad teaching at the local high school, these heroes are strong men waiting for strong women to call their own—no matter how hard they fight it, no matter how loudly they deny it. I hope you enjoy reading about my Lone Star Heroes and the women they fall in love with. There are those who say life’s too short not to live it as a Texan. I say LIFE'S TOO SHORT NOT TO LOVE A TEXAN!!! Happy Reading!!!
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