“Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head”….and other writing thoughts

The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.

 Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.

EDWIN SCHLOSSBERG

 

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.

ANAÏS NIN

 

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

– anon

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head.

FROM THE MOVIE FINDING FORRESTER

 

A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.J

JOHN OSBORNE

 

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2 Responses to ““Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head”….and other writing thoughts”

  1. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Craig's Writing Articles.

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  2. craiglock Says:

    Hi
    CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT (and hundreds of thousands already on my other blogs true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”
    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
    http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/
    http://breakdownwalls.wordpress.com/

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
    MINE!

    PPS

    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
    http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 and and http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.htm

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