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Epic Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

Sometimes, the best way to get yourself through a sluggish Tuesday afternoon when the writing just isn’t flowing the way it should be is to look to the literary greats and see what epic words of wisdom they might have for you. And who is greater in American literature than William Faulkner? (Not a trick question, by the way. Seriously, who do you think is greater than Faulkner? Discuss, dear readers, discuss!)

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2 thoughts on “Epic Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

  1. Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments for Writers

    1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
    2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to work completed.
    3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
    4. Work according to your Program and not according to your mood. Stop at the appointed time.
    5. When you can’t create, you can still work. Work! No excuses.
    6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
    7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it. Being a hermit won’t help.
    8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
    9. Discard the Program when you feel like it — but go back to it next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
    10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
    11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema [2013 additions: Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email] — all these can come afterwards.

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