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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

Quotes for Editing.

Sometimes I like to look up qoutes about editing/writing to give myself a good laugh when I’m pounding my head on the kaybaord.  Here are some on editing I enjoyed. 🙂

All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
– Red Smith

Bad spellers of the world, untie!
– Graffito

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I shall not put.
– Winston Churchill

I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.
– Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor

Caesar is not above the grammarians.
– Tiberius, Roman Emperor

The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
-Mark Twain

I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
-Steve Martin

Every writer I know has trouble writing.
-Joseph Heller

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
-Arthur Plotnik

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
-Thomas Mann

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8 Comments

  1. Amen to that last one!

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  2. I have heard a few of those, but not all. Very good! I liked the one about editing clearing away the smoke. Where do you find these?

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    • storygirl308

       /  September 4, 2009

      I found them all over the place. I just Googled “quotes about writing/editing”.

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  3. Daniel

     /  September 5, 2009

    XD… those are good.

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  4. lilacandivy

     /  September 5, 2009

    Very neat!! I may have to copy a few of these to put by my desk. =)

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  5. Google works…

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