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Opening Thoughts

Writing is a passion that is too hard to stop and too hard to continue. So in this blog I’ll share the trials and tribulations that come from trying to write on the right (or wrong) side of the brain.

So to start off, I’m going to offer a few of my favorite quotes on writing to amuse and edify you. I hope they serve to give you a sense of my sense (of humor!) and my approach toward writing and writers.

From legendary coach Bobby Knight:

All of us learn to write in second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.

From Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755):

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

This perhaps best explains my purpose here, from Edward Gibbon (1737-1794):

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.

And perhaps my favorite quote of all, from Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989):

Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.