Quote of the Week

Actually this week, it’s Quotes of the Week. Since these quotes are short and sweet, I decided to post a couple. All five of these are from the great American writer, Mark Twain. I’ve read several of Mark Twain’s works (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and The Prince and the Pauper), and they have become some of my all time favorite classics. He was a fantastic author and had lots of “writing wisdom” to pass on. Here are a few quotes about writing from him:

“Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.”

“Use the right word, not its second cousin.”

“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”

“A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.”

“As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.”

~ Kayla

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