Your inner editor will be very grumpy about this, but your inner editor is a nitpicky jerk who foolishly believes that it is possible to write a brilliant first draft if you write it slowly enough. It isn't. Every book you've ever loved started out as a beautifully flawed first draft.
-NaNoWriMo welcome letter 2007
If you find yourself running into a brick wall you're probably going in the wrong direction.
-Me- I've found that whenever things aren't working well it's because I'm doing the wrong thing.
I have a roughdraft of your obituary done....
-Shark Diaries by Jim Toomey
Normalacy is the burdeon of small minds
Probability ratio of one to one, we have now reached normalacy, anything you still can't deal with is your own problem.
-Tricia McMillion- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Murdered by pirates is good!
- The Grandson in Princess Bride
My writing? Why quibble over such mundane details as genre distinctions... If it makes you laugh, call it comedy. If it moves you to tears, call it drama. If it stirs an unsettling queasiness in the pit of your stomach, call it literary. (ducks to avoid thrown objects)
The axes can be purchased wholesale from Weapons 'R Us, Galactic Merchandizing�Whatever it is, we have weapons to kill it�and local colony Wal-Marts
-Mercwriter when asked where she got the ax/gun for her gladiators
You have not failed until you quit trying.
- G.B. Hinckley
I didn't like the way this story was shaping up, so I decided to write a new ending with my .45 automatic as co-author.
- Bill Waterson
Romance, love, marriage, and parenthood are the purest, most beautiful, and appealing experiences of life.
- B.K. Packer
It says here you were attacked. Did you return fire?
I shot first.
- Thursday Next being interviewed by her boss
"You know what they say.... only you can promote forest fires."
- Some rather angry men dealing with some rather snotty elves in the DM of the Ring
You don't need to write well enough to be published. You need to *edit* well enough to be published.
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
- G. Gordon Liddy
The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.
- Jill Churchill
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.
- Peggy Noonan
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw
Run my pretty chunks of XP! Surrender? How do they come up with this stuff?
- Belkar from
There's probably something wrong with a person who looks at you and starts wondering how to tinker with your genome.
- Me... I'll get it into a book eventually.
Wow... this is a new experience for me. I've never had karma work in my favor before.
- Belkar the homicidal hafling on finding himself surrounded by enemies
Morituri Nolumus Mori - We Who Are About To Die Don't Want To
- Mission Motto in Last Hero by Terry Pratchett
When in doubt... More Pirates!
- NaNoWriMo 2008 t-shirt
Prayers and flamethrowers are a good combination, I feel %-)
I specialize in murders of quiet, domestic interest.
- Agatha Christie
Statistically, the odds of finding another human in this region are 120,064 to 13. There are three explanations for a signal this large and unfocused, not one but a group of survivors, a glitch int he screeners, or, of course, a mutation.... mutation.
Can I make a suggestion that doesn't involve violence? Or is this the wrong crowd for that?
*to the tune of the hokey pokey*
Put your right hand out. Keep your right hand out. Type a hundred words, then shake it all about.
You do the *pokey pokey* and you churn the story out.
That's what it's all about!
Symbol- The stranger seems a trustworthy sort, don't you think?
Me- Um... no. I think I'd stab him for reading my brain. Just as a precaution. But I'm a bit jumpy today.
Symbol- Funny you should mention stabbing.
- On writing and characters
Nothing says loving, tender, devotion like decapitating an endangered species after breaking bones and concussing yourself.
- Me on dating
Trample the weak. Hurdle the dead.
- On a t-shirt at the gym. I think it's the motto for a marathon group. Sound tactical idea anyway you go.
"Hello. This is a distraction."
-Richard the Warlord from
I am willing to sacrifice your free time in the name of my entertainment, because that's what friends are for.
- Me, on why someone is going to finish their novel in a hurry