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written by: Dianne Moritz


One rotten word spoils the whole page.
Those that will not be edited need it most.
Still writers are plotting.
All that glitters is sparkling prose.
A little knowledge and it’s time to do research.
A piece in the post is worth two in a drawer.
A fool and his money soon seek a vanity press.
Better creative than cliched.
Success will come to those who work and wait, wait, wait.
You can lead a scribe to the computer, but you can’t make him type.
If you can’t stand rejection, self-publish.
Don’t judge a book by its screenplay.
Those who sleep soundly aren’t mulling over plot twists.
Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to try, try, try.
Don’t count your royalties before the book sells.
Writers can not live on royalties alone.
Wishes won’t write books.
He travels best on an all-expenses-paid book tour.
Leisure is the time to ponder your next project.
A revision in time saves the manuscript.
If the profits are great, you’ve hit the best-seller list.
Can one toil, submit over the transom and succeed?
Never cast pearls of poetry to a buys-all-rights publication.
Too many critics spoil enthusiasm.
A friend is one who celebrates your success.
The computer is mightier than the gun.
Fine sentences make fine stories.
Faint heart never wrote a book.
He writes best that writes everyday.
The best thing in life is a book deal.

Dianne Moritz

Dianne Moritz

Dianne taught grades K-3 in Los Angeles for many years. She now writes poetry and picture books for kids. Her latest, HEY, LITTLE BEACHCOMBER, was released in Nov. 2019 from Big Belly Book Co. She is a frequent contributor to the Highlights magazines.
Dianne Moritz

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