The Moving Word

Writer, Preacher, Bookworm, Student of the Word

Archive for the category “Quotes”

Finding The Right Word…

“The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning” [Mark Twain].


Let the Characters Breathe

“The writer must always leave room for the characters to grow and change. If you move your characters from plot point to plot point, like painting by the numbers, they often remain stick figures. They will never take on a life of their own. The most exciting thing is when you find a character doing something surprising or unplanned. Like a character saying to me: ‘Hey, Richard, you may think I work for you, but I don’t. I’m my own person.'” –Richard North Patterson

Writer’s Thoughts 8/25/10

Quotes, tips and meditations from the Writer’s Desk

Ten Ways to Write Skinny Sentences

How to handle pronouns in our fiction

The proper way to handle self-promotion

How much does a writer make?

“You have to protect your writing time. You have to protect it to the death” [William Goldman].

Kindle Sales Hit Record High

Ten Habits of Successful Authors

Becoming a Successful Freelancer

Five Tips to Effective Writing

Writing Smoother Sentences

Promote your Blog or Book Through Your Email Signature

Become a Disciplined Blogger

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