Five Great Quotations about Craft of Writing

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” – Stephen King

“Say what it is you have to say in as few words as possible.” – Ernst Jones

“Listen to what you have written. A dud rhythm in a passage of dialogue may show that you don’t yet understand the characters well enough to write in their voices.” – Helen Dunmore

“Writers should begin their stories with the event that kicks off the story, and then spoon-feed us background information only when it’s needed to understand what’s going on.” – Evan Marshall

“I prefer to underwrite, Simple, clear as a country creek.” – Truman Capote