Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties.

Bonnie Friedman

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The late Kurt Vonnegut photographed by his wife, Jill Krementz.

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The late Kurt Vonnegut photographed by his wife, Jill Krementz.

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Sell your mind on the idea that magnificence is possible for you and then begin a small simple action that is a step forward. Repeat daily. Build Your Roar.

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Sherman Alexie, “On Airplanes”

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Like many others who turned into writers, I disappeared into books when I was very young, disappeared into them like someone running into the woods. What surprised and still surprises me is that there was another side to the forest of stories and the solitude, that I came out that other side and met people there. Writers are solitaries by vocation and necessity. I sometimes think the test is not so much talent, which is not as rare as people think, but purpose or vocation, which manifests in part as the ability to endure a lot of solitude and keep working. Before writers are writers they are readers, living in books, through books, in the lives of others that are also the heads of others, in that act that is so intimate and yet so alone.

The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics (via guernicamag)

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Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.

Gloria E. Anzaldúa

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‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou

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“If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up - lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” 
 - Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

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“If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up - lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” 

 - Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

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You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.

E. O. Wilson

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If I’m being honest: Rewriting.  It’s all rewriting.

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