Writing Tips for the Mind by Anna Bayes

Of course, as a blogger and aspiring author, I am always looking for writing tips.  So, I found this list by Anna Bayes.  Her blog is available at: http://annabayes.wordpress.com

Writing Tips for the Mind

There are many writing tips out there. I don’t usually talk about these, because what works for one person may not (or probably won’t) work for another. But the mind… tips for the mind, or inspiration for the mind and heart… I think these work, all the time. So I’m sharing some with you today. Enjoy, and be inspired!

(Pic credit: Portrait of a Girl by Joshua Reynolds)

Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? “She drove me to my practice at four in the morning,” etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home. — Paul Theroux

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide. — Harper Lee

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. — Ray Bradbury

Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there’ll always be better writers than you and there’ll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that — but you are the only you. — Neil Gaiman

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time — or the tools — to write. Simple as that. — Stephen King

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. — Sal Bellow

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. — G.K. Chesterton

To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write. — Gertrude Stein

by Anna Bayes.  Her blog is available at: http://annabayes.wordpress.com

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