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Bloggers: Give Quote, Get Promo

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I’m writing a chapter for a course on blogging, and I’ve been asked to collect quotes about writing from bloggers. So I’m turning to you, readers of the FWR blog, to help me keep my day job by making this great!

To participate, you must have a blog, preferably one on writing, but it could be on something else. And you must send me a short quote – about 3-5 sentences – about writing. You can send more than one, but we’ll only use one from each blogger.

If we use your quote, we’ll give you credit and likely ask you for a photo, and we’ll mention your blog and identify you with your books, publications or whatever is appropriate.

The specific aspects of blog writing I need quotes about are:

  • Voice – particularly something about the importance of developing your writer’s voice, or the difficulty of doing this, or even a tip on how to do it.
  • Style – anything regarding what you think “writing style” means, how you discovered your style, where you go for inspiration about style.
  • Making Your Argument – What works in making an argument? What doesn’t? (especially as regards blogging)
  • Etiquette in Blogging – is blogging etiquette important? How does it impact you as a blogger when you feel someone is rude on your site? Etc.
  • Examples of the kind of thing I’m looking for (via

    Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O’Brien

    Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

    Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. ~Catherine Drinker Bowen, Atlantic, December 1957

    Please leave your blog-related quote in the comments section, and if you’d like to be considered for the publication, please email it – and where I can find your blog – to me at:

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