"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keep At It

Day 35 of 40 days of Lenten Posts

A few words of wisdom about writing.

“Don’t buy the myth that writing is easy.
It’s not. I heard one author say, ‘Writing is like giving birth to barbed wire.’ Others say writing is 5 percent inspiration and 95 percent perspiration. Many books that are hard to write are easy to read. Books that were easy to write are invariably hard to read. Some writers seem so natural, so effortless. Don’t be fooled. It takes a lot of effort to appear effortless. With everything else competing for your reader’s attention, you must work to earn it. Many people say they want to write a book, but what they really want is to have written a book. Big difference!” Randy Alcorn

“Write. Remember, people may keep you (or me) from being a published author but no one can stop you from being a writer. All you have to do is write. And keep writing. While you’re working at a career, while you’re raising children, while you’re trout fishing—keep writing! No one can stop you but you.” Katherine Neville

And the Lord said to me, "Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others." Habakkuk 2:2


1 comment:

Sarah Forgrave said...

Wow, wonderful quotes, Diane. Thanks for sharing! I needed these words today. :)