Five Great Quotations about Revising Your Book

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” – Stephen King

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Edit your manuscript until your fingers bleed and you have memorized every last word. Then, when you are certain you are on the verge of insanity…edit one more time!” – C.K. Webb

“I know that if I have been working on one paragraph and I have written it three times, it goes in the bin. Unless it comes straight out, it is wrong, it is awkward, it does not fit.” – Robert Rankin

“The wastepaper basket is the writer’s best friend.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer