wisdom in one sentence – how to write

You want to write a sentence as clean as a bone.
―James Baldwin

Look for verbs of muscle, adjectives of exactitude.
―Mary Oliver

I write entirely by ear and read everything aloud before letting it go out into the world.
―William Zinsser

I especially like to cut: to press the DELETE key and see an unnecessary word or phrase or sentence vanish into the electricity.
―William Zinsser

Write an incredibly shitty, self-indulgent, whiny, mewling first draft.
―Anne Lamott

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
―Allen Ginsberg

All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
―Ernest Hemingway

All you have to do is write one true sentence.
―Ernest Hemingway

In writing, you must kill all your darlings.
―William Faulkner

One should use common words to say uncommon things.
―Arthur Schopenhauer

In order to be a writer, you have to learn to be reverent.
―Anne Lamott

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