The single most useful trick of fiction for our repair and refreshment: the defeat of time.A century of family saga and a ride up an escalator can take the same number of pages.And if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got that or not.[Press conference, University of Virginia, May 20, 1957]” ― tags: create, creating, creation, creative-act, creative-genius, creative-mind, creative-process, creative-work, creative-writing, creatives, creativity, creativity-quotes, creator, desire, desires, do, happiness, inspiration, inspirational, inspirational-quote, joy, joy-of-life, joy-quotes, joyful-living, joyfulness, make-stuff, motivate, motivation, motivational, motivational-quote, motivational-quotes, motivators, passion, passion-project, passion-projects, passionate, passions, what-do-i-want, what-do-we-want, what-matters, what-matters-most, what-to-do, what-to-live-for, what-you-want, why-are-we-here, why-are-you-alive, why-are-you-here, why-do-you-want-it, why-i-write, why-we-are-alive, why-we-are-here, why-we-do-what-we-do, why-we-live, why-we-live-on-earth, why-we-wake-up, why-we-write “You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich.
I am no longer sure I remember how it felt to be twenty and living in Spain after my parents died; my book about it stands now between me and my memories.
When I try to think about that time, what comes to mind most readily is what I wrote.” ― tags: adage, advertisement, alliterations, amit-kalantri, amit-kalantri-quotes, amit-kalantri-writer, avocation, b-boying, blog, blogging, book-writing, catch-lines, catchphrases, characters, choreographer, choreography, club, creative-writing, dance, dance-academy, dance-class, dance-quotes, dance-routine, dance-studio, dancing, dancing-shoes, disco, dj, essay, feet, feets, floor, foot, fun, hip-hop, hobby, inspirational, jumping, knowledge, leisure, motivational, movie, movie-dialogue, moving, music, night-life, novel-writing, partner, philosophy, proverbs, public-speaking, punchline, quotes, recreation, rhetoric, salsa, salsa-dance, script, script-writing, scriptwriting, shoes, slogans, social-networking, speech, speechwriting, step, steps, story, street-dance, style, tag-lines, wisdom, wit, witty, writing tags: adage, advertisement, alliterations, amit-kalantri, amit-kalantri-quotes, amit-kalantri-writer, artist, assignment, associate, blog, blogging, book-writing, business, catch-lines, catchphrases, characters, closing-deal, contracts, craftsmanship, creative-writing, deal, efficiency, employee, essay, inspirational, knowledge, labor, laborer, labour, labourer, motivational, movie, movie-dialogue, novel-writing, philosophy, project, projects, proverbs, public-speaking, punchline, quality, quotes, rhetoric, script, script-writing, scriptwriting, serviceman, skill, slogans, social-networking, speech, speechwriting, story, tag-lines, union, wisdom, work, worker, workman, workmanship, worthy, writing tags: adage, advertisement, alliterations, amit-kalantri, amit-kalantri-quotes, amit-kalantri-writer, blog, blogging, book-writing, bounce-back, catch-lines, catchphrases, characters, creative-writing, essay, experience, hope, inspirational, knowledge, learning-from-mistakes, lesson, loss, mistakes, motivational, movie, movie-dialogue, novel-writing, philosophy, profit, proverbs, public-speaking, punchline, quotes, rhetoric, script, script-writing, scriptwriting, setback, slogans, social-networking, speech, speechwriting, story, success, tag-lines, wisdom, writing “Creativity is a magic wand that works two ways.
One caveat though: Always keep the literal meaning of a transition word in mind as you use it—therefore, do not use "for example" unless you are introducing an example that links to the preceding information; do not use "nevertheless" unless you are offering a contrasting point.
Note how this paragraph has required a minimal use of transition words; they should not be forced in where they do not belong.
In fact, complex writing makes you sound small-minded. Use longer words only if your meaning is so specific no other words will do.
Just consider the title of the study: to sound smart. You should keep sentences short for the same reason you keep paragraphs short: they’re easier to read and understand. More than that creates complexity and invites confusion.
When you set it in action and seek to create something, it does not just brings into existence that object or work, it also raises in your heart a dream, a hope, and a will to achieve that creation.
And when all else seems lost and steeped in hopelessness, the magic of creativity can still keep you going.
“At one time I thought the most important thing was talent.
I think now that — the young man or the young woman must possess or teach himself, train himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try and to try until it comes right. That is, to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. curiosity to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does.