Well-known philosophers—mostly dead—push to the front, vying for mention in this last quote challenge.
“Either write things worthy reading, or do things worth the writing.”
I’m trying, Ben, but you forgot to publish the DIY how-to section.
“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”
Sorry, Ms. Christie, but California is in its fourth year of drought. Until El Niño arrives, I’m using paper plates. The trip out to the green waste receptacle is too short to do anything more than wonder if I’ve scheduled my next blog post.
“Don’t get it right – get it WRITTEN!”
Thanks, Lee. I probably know more about Jack Reacher than real-life people because you took your own advice and published twenty novels with him as the protagonist. Reacher even has short stories to keep me posted on his activities between hardcover books.
I’ve published a couple of nonfiction books and dozens of short stories, but my first mystery manuscript is old enough to go to kindergarten. Why haven’t I followed Lee Child’s advice and published it?
“I’d rather edit manuscripts written by others.”
―Violet Carr Moore