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Martin Wilsey is a writer, hunter, photographer, rabble rouser, father, friend, marksman, story teller, frightener of children, carnivore, engineer, fool, philosopher, cook and madman. He and his wife Brenda live in Virginia where, just to keep him off the streets, he works as a research scientist for a government funded think tank.
Science fiction, Martin Wilsey, Author, Oklahoma Salvage, Virtues of the Vicious, Whispers of the Apoc, The Broken Cage, Still Falling, Blood of the Scarecrow, The Black Pod, The Outer Ring, Fantastic Defenders, Reliquary, Kill Valerie Hume, Injuring Eternity: Solstice 31 Saga Short Story, Tranquility and Other Myths, Uncommon Threads, Loudoun Writers Anthology, Solstice 31: Saga Short Stories
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I write only when inspirations strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.
—W. Somerset Maugham

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because the people fail to see it.
—James A. Michener

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.
—Truman Capote

Find the key emotion; this may be all you need to know to find your short story.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.
—John Steinbeck

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
—Maya Angelou

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
—E.L. Doctorow

Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.
—Billy Wilder

Don’t write it right, just write it—and then make it right later.
—Tara Moss

I wrote an awful lot before I wrote anything I was really happy with.
—J.K. Rowling
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When I’m driving the highway by myself is when I write best.
—Willie Nelson
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To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.
—Allen Ginsberg
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You are what you settle for.
—Janis Joplin
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The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.
– Marcus Aurelius
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I made mistakes in #drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
—Frank Capra
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If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
—Stephen King
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The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer.
—Steve Martin
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I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.
—John Cheever
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My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
—Anaïs Nin
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I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied …
—Ernest Hemingway
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Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up in your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.
—Jack London
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