This is not a book on writing romance.
Such tiny, perfect revelations. A couple of years ago, I posted a portion of this list on my old WD blog around the same time we ran a great quote feature on 90 tips from bestselling authors in the magazine. Recently, someone asked if I was still collecting quotes. Happy Friday, and happy writing.
It cannot be done. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.
An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.
Shakespeare has perhaps 20 players. As you get older, you become more skillful at casting them. Authors writing about love, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. When not writing or rewriting, read.
I know of no shortcuts. There never have been, nor can there ever be. The rest matters little. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story. The essence will not be, of course, the same thing as the raw material; it is not even of the same family of things.
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The novel is something that never was before and will not be again. If they are not realities in your own mind, there is no mysterious alchemy in ink and paper that will turn wooden figures into flesh and blood. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat.
This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. What Rembrandt or Van Gogh saw in the night can never be seen again. You can do that in 20 minutes, and 15 inches.
Some high school kid was leading a campaign to ban books he found offensive from the school library. The story was short, mostly about the issue. But Bearak had a fact that he withheld until the kicker.
The fact put the whole story, subtly, in complete perspective. Those people who know that they really want to do this and are cut out for it, they know it.
My ideas wake me. Then see what happens.
Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Bake, Love. A good writing quote can give me goosebumps. For those days when the well is feeling dry and a tad echo-y, I keep a running list of my favorite quotes—things I’ve read, things I’ve edited, things I’ve found in the WD archives, things people have said to me in interviews.