Quotes for Writers

10 Essential Quotes for Writers | Purpose, Inc. | Big Think: . . . .“It’s not about what happens to people on a page; it’s about what happens to a reader in his heart and mind.” –Gordon Lish, legendary editor who helped launch Raymond Carver and Amy Hempel - “The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.” –Toni Morrison; her peers voted Beloved the greatest novel of the past 25 years - “We struggle against most of our exceptional qualities until we’re about forty and then, too late, find out they compose the real us.” –Gertrude Stein as quoted by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who considered her a genius; and she was Hemingway’s literary wet-nurse . . . “The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have it.” –Ernest Hemingway, the man who started a literary revolution with short sentences and paragraphs . . . .“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.” –Ray Bradbury, wrote every day and never went to college . . . ."

E-book porn flourishes on Amazon's Kindle | Internet & Media - CNET News: "Amazon has a problem with pornography. The company created technology to filter smut from its library of video and print offerings and it also pays humans to do the same thing. In spite of that, Kindle users can still download e-books with the same sort of raunchy images and titles normally seen in nudie mags sold at liquor store newsstands. . . ."

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Amazon May Seem Unstoppable, But Google Is Powering the Counterattack | Wired Business | Wired.com:
" . . . Google’s increasingly aggressive effort to steal online retail from Amazon is turning into one of the most intriguing business battles of the year, and not just because of the sight of two behemoths pounding on each other. Google’s unique position in the internet’s infrastructure means that it can count on more than its own resources to take on Amazon. The search giant also serves as the platform from which everyone else trying to beat Amazon can use to fire their salvos. It’s a pretty high perch from which to take aim. San Francisco-based Inkling is specifically shooting for Amazon’s book business. Founder and CEO Matt MacInnis observes that the Kindle isn’t especially well suited to the oversized, graphics-intensive layouts of many textbooks. Inkling seeks to overcome this limitation of traditional e-book formats through a layout engine specifically designed to re-envision textbooks for tablets, smartphones and the web. But elegant design doesn’t take you far if most online shoppers are going straight to Amazon to buy books. That’s why Inkling has developed an information architecture based on the concept of “cards.” Each of the books is divided into chapters, and each chapter is divided into cards. . . . "

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