Gary Provost (100 Ways To Improve Your Writing, 1985) via @LettersOfNote

Gary Provost (100 Ways To Improve Your Writing, 1985) via @LettersOfNote

@2 years ago with 1 note | Comments

"A writer’s personality is his manner of being in the world: his writing style is the unavoidable trace of that manner. When you understand style in these terms, you don’t think of it as merely a matter of fanciful syntax, or as the flamboyant icing atop a plain literary cake, nor as the uncontrollable result of some mysterious velocity coiled within language itself. Rather, you see style as a personal necessity, as the only possible expression of a particular human consciousness. Style is a writer’s way of telling the truth. Literary success or failure, by this measure, depends not only on the refinement of words on a page, but in the refinement of a consciousness, what Aristotle called the education of the emotions."

Zadie Smith

Mills, I had been saving this in my drafts for a special occasion. THE ART VS. THE ARTIST II: THE ARTENING, I believe, is it.

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@4 years ago with 91 notes | Comments

"Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Sensible Thing”
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Gary Provost (100 Ways To Improve Your Writing, 1985) via @LettersOfNote
2 years ago
#quotes #authors #writing 
"Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Sensible Thing”
2 years ago
#F. Scott Fitzgerald #The Sensible Thing #authors #quotes 
"A writer’s personality is his manner of being in the world: his writing style is the unavoidable trace of that manner. When you understand style in these terms, you don’t think of it as merely a matter of fanciful syntax, or as the flamboyant icing atop a plain literary cake, nor as the uncontrollable result of some mysterious velocity coiled within language itself. Rather, you see style as a personal necessity, as the only possible expression of a particular human consciousness. Style is a writer’s way of telling the truth. Literary success or failure, by this measure, depends not only on the refinement of words on a page, but in the refinement of a consciousness, what Aristotle called the education of the emotions."

Zadie Smith

Mills, I had been saving this in my drafts for a special occasion. THE ART VS. THE ARTIST II: THE ARTENING, I believe, is it.

(via meaghano)

4 years ago
#writing #authors #Zadie Smith