Monday, February 11, 2008


i went looking for some quotes on writing for class
...this one in particular:

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.

[which I always thought was said by Hemingway, but apparently erroneously. it's Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith, a famous sportswriter.]

and came across a few that i wanted to share
(some which i might not share with my eighth graders)
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very;" your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. -Mark Twain

Easy reading is damn hard writing. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

It's not plagiarism - I'm recycling words, as any good environmentally conscious writer would do. -Uniek Swain

I do not like to write - I like to have written. -Gloria Steinem
[substitute the word: run]

I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. – Blaise Pascal


ang said...

hheeeheee, this made me laugh so hard!!! especially about plaigarism, that one's good, i'm going to have to remember that!

Heidi said...

Kathy Kathy Kathy...or Kate,I can't decide which I should call you. Anyway, hi! I saw the link from Bri's blog. I'm excited I can keep up with you now.:) Hope all is well!