Tools of the Writing Trade

Whether you write longhand, on an old typewriter, on a laptop, desktop, or by any other means, the main tool of our trade is this:


So here are ten great quotes on words and writing to inspire your writing for the week:


10. “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”  Aldous Huxley, BRAVE NEW WORLD

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8.  “Tears are words that need to be written.”  Paulo Coelho

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6. “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”  James Michener

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4. “A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.” John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune, 1961.

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2. “Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It’s enough to make you lose your mind day by day.”  Richard Price

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I will close with a wish for my fellow wordsmiths:

From the words of Sappho:

“May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve.” 

Have a productive week wringing out the right words.


Susan J. Anderson

Foxy Writer Chick

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