Monthly Tips

The Monthly Tips are provided for your enjoyment and growth as a writer.

Sep 2014
"Read 1000 pages for every 1 page that you write." -Sherman Alexie.
Aug 2014
"Reading and writing and the preservation of language and its forms and the kind of eloquence and the kind of beauty which the language is capable of is terribly important to the human beings because this is connected to thought." -Iris Murdoch.
Jul 2014
"This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It's that easy, and that hard." -Neil Gaiman.
Jun 2014
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." -Mark Twain.
May 2014
"It’s all a process for me of continued revision" -Jhumpa Lahiri.
Apr 2014
"A word after a word after a word is power" -Margaret Atwood .
Mar 2014
"Whether or not you write well, write bravely" -Joan Didion.
Feb 2014
"A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts." -William Strunk.
Jan 2014
"Writing is refined thinking." -Stephen King.
Dec 2013
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." -E.L. Doctorow.
Nov 2013
"You get ideas when you write; you don't just write down ideas." -Michael C. Munger.
Oct 2013
"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." -Stephen King.
Sep 2013
"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing, and learn as you go." -E.L. Doctorow.
Aug 2013
"If you cannot write well, you cannot think well; if you cannot think well, others will do your thinking for you." -Oscar Wilde.
Jul 2013
"Carry a pen/pencil at all times. The poet Mary Oliver hides pencils around her backyard and neighborhood in case she gets a stroke of inspiration while taking her daily walk."