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Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Writerly Words of Wisdom - The Write Site - is "an interactive language arts and journalism project for middle schools developed by ThinkTVNetwork, Dayton, OH."

The "Features Desk" section covers journalism history in the US, profiles, links to news organizations. The "Research Beat" helps with research with tips, links.

The "Style" section includes a brief article on keeping a journal and also "Learning from Voices of Experience: Writers’ Thoughts on Writing"

Things like:

"The main thing I try to do is write as clearly as I can. Because I have the greatest respect for the reader, and if he's going to the trouble of reading what I've written . . . why, the least I can do is make it as easy as possible for him to find out what I'm trying to say, trying to get at. I rewrite a good deal to make it clear." — E. B. White

Here's another good one:

"The first moments are critical. You can sit there, tense and worried, freezing the creative energies, or you can start writing something, perhaps something silly. It simply doesn't matter what you write; it only matters that you write. In five or ten minutes the imagination will heat, the tightness will fade, and a certain spirit and rhythm will take over." — Leonard Bernstein

Or this, which reminds me a bit of Nora Roberts' "I believe writing is a discipline. I write every day. Even if I'm not writing well, I write through it. I can fix a bad page. I can't fix a blank one."

"The idea is to get the pencil moving quickly. . . . Once you've got some words looking back at you, you can take two or three -- throw them away and look for others." - Bernard Malamud

This link can be found in the HodgePodge|Writers on Writing subsection of

Internet Resources for Writers