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The Best Writing Tips Ever

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Britney Shubert
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« on: November 16, 2009, 11:13:50 pm »

# "Take a friendly attitude toward your thoughts." --Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

# "The Mind must be loose." --John Adams

# "One perception must immediately and directly lead to a further perception." --Charles Olson, "Projective Verse"

# "My writing is a picture of the mind moving." --Philip Whalen

# Surprise Mind --Allen Ginsberg

# "The old pond, a frog jumps in, Kerplunk!" --Basho

# "Magic is the total delight (appreciation) of chance" --Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

# "Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then I contradict myself,
(I am large. I contain multitudes.)" --Walt Whitman

# "...What quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature? ...Negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason." --John Keats

# "Form is never more than an extension of content." --Robert Creeley to Charles Olson

# "Form follows function." --Frank Lloyd Wright

# Ordinary Mind includes eternal perceptions. --A.G.

# "Nothing is better for being Eternal
Nor so white as the white that dies of a day." --Louis Zukofsky

# Notice what you notice. --A.G.

# Catch yourself thinking. --A.G.

# Observe what's vivid. --A.G.

# Vividness is self-selecting. --A.G.

# "Spots of Time" --William Wordsworth

# If we don't show anyone we're free to write anything. --A.G.

# "My mind is open to itself." --Gelek Rinpoche

# "Each on his bed spoke to himself alone, making no sound." --Charles Reznikoff
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