Thursday Writing Quote ~ Bill Cosby

I don't know the key to success. But the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

Thursday Writing Quote ~ Hemingway

“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit,” Hemingway confided to F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934. “I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.”

Thursday Writing Quote ~ Joseph Wambaugh

Usually, if I just let the characters take over, I do better than if I sit down and calculate and try to plot the thing . . . this thing happens, where the characters take over and you almost want to look behind you to see who’s writing your story. – Joseph Wambaugh

Thursday Writing Quote ~ James Scott Bell

At about 20,000 words, I stop and ask, "Is my lead character sympathetic, as I wanted him to be?" James Scott Bell