The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
— Stephen King
I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.
— Ray Bradbury
Easy reading is damn hard writing.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
Creativity is an act of defiance.
— Twyla Tharp
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
— Henry David Thoreau
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou
Writing is a struggle against silence.
— Carlos Fuentes
Be obscure clearly.
— E.B. White
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
— Anna Freud
I try to leave out the parts that people skip.
— Elmore Leonard
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Quincy Hammond / Biography
Lots of people come to me for help writing their "About" sections—their personal profiles, how they started their businesses, what makes them tick. Crafting a strong narrative is always about specificity, but a good editor knows what to play up and which details cloud the plot.
“Not one to let his children languish in front of the television, Steve Hammond encourages Quincy to work summers in the nursery...”
“How would you characterize the main difference between a garden and a natural landscape?”