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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bad case of the Mondays.  It’s the first day of the last week I have to work this year and I’m just done.  I’m so ready for vacation.  From work, from people, hopefully not from my book 😉

So, for everyone else who’s trying to get their brain in gear (for writing, not for that silly thing called work that pays our bills), here’s some great lines to give you a kick in the pants:

“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.” – Terry Pratchett

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” – George Orwell

“All the information you need can be given in dialogue.” – Elmore Leonard

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” – Larry L. King

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” —Stephen King

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” – E.L. Doctorow

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.” – Ray Bradbury

“Literature is all, or mostly, about sex.” – Anthony Burgess

“Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” – Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” –  Ernest Hemingway

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.” – George Singleton

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