Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thirty Word Thursday



Be daring....Don't labor over...works in which every word is to be perfect. Technique holds a reader from sentence to sentence, but only content will stay in his mind.

~ Joyce Carol Oates

8 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Where do you find all these great quotes, Michelle?

I have an award for you on my blog.

Christine Fonseca said...

Nice! need to tell this to my inner editor!

Matthew Rush said...

Thanks Michelle, what a wonderful quote. It's so true too, I can't think of a single book that I haven't read extremely recently where I can remember a specific sentence.

Crystal Cook said...

Great quote! I NEEDED to hear that! Genius!!

Elana Johnson said...

This is fabulous! I labor over the words so much, but I need to labor over content too. Thanks!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes! I'm totally copying this - love it! Thanks, Michelle. :-)

Natalie said...

Ooo, that's a good one! And so true--it's the story that holds the reader's interest, not the words.

L.T. Elliot said...

I agree with this quote and yet there are books I feast upon for their loveliness.