Words on writing: the deep stuff

Creating a memorable story requires more than a toolbox of techniques. 

No two people can write the same story in the same way exploring the same themes. That’s because who we are shapes our work – from the moment we have our first inkling of an idea, to the personalities we give our characters. So it pays dividends for writers to think about the subtle and sophisticated ingredients of story; the difficult-to-teach elements beyond plot, structure, and all the other fundamentals.

A conscious effort to address the elements and approaches contained within the following quotations will add power to your words and a vivid reality to your vision. You may even find them a source of inspiration.


Writing secrets Number 4: the deep stuff

Jane Smiley Words on writing. Quotation by Jane Smiley. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from Raymond Chandler. The deep stuff by Ruth WadeRaymond Chandler

Marquez      Words on Writing. Quotation from Marquez. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from Henry Green. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade    Henry Green

 James N Frey   Words on writing. Quotation by James N Frey. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on writing. Quotation by Anne Lamot. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade    Anne Lamot

Stanislavski      Words on writing. Quotation by Stanislavski. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on writing. Quotation by Anne Lamot. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade  Anne Lamot

Shirley HazzardWords on writing. Quotation by Shirley Hazzard. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

 Words on writing. Quotation by Dorothy Parker. The deep stuff from Ruth WadeDorothy Parker

Angus Wilson Words on Writing. Quotation from Angus Wilson. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

Patricia Highsmith Words on writing. Quotation by Patricia Highsmith. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from Issac Bashevis Singer. The deep stuff by RuthIssac Bashevis Singer

James Baldwin Words on Writing. Quotation from James Baldwin. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

 

Words on Writing. Quotation from Robertson Davies. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade Robertson Davies

Dorothy Parker Words on writing. Quotation by Dorothy Parker. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from Robert Stone. The deep stuff by Ruth WadeRobert Stone

J.B. PriestleyWords on writing. Quotation by J. B. Priestley. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Anne Lamot Words on writing. Quotation by Anne Lamot. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Hemingway Words on Writing. Quotation from Hemingway. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

Stanislavski Words on writing. Quotation by Stanislavski. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade

Words on writing. Quotation by Dorothy Parker. The deep stuff from Ruth Wade Dorothy Parker

Angus Wilson Words on Writing. Quotation from Angus Wilson. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from J. B. Priestley. The deep stuff by Ruth WadeJ.B. Priestley

Maureen Lipman
Words on Writing. Quotation from Maureen Lipman. The deep stuff by Ruth Wade

Words on Writing. Quotation from Nadine Gordimer. The deep stuff by Ruth WadeNadine Gordimer

 

 

 

You can find some more wise words and inspiration here:

Writing secrets number 1: skills & craft 

Writing secrets number 2: tough love

Writing secrets number 3: the writer as artist

Creativity quotes to inspire