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F. Scott Fitzgerald on Writing

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“Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.”

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“Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meagre.”
“The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it.”
“Every author ought to write every book as if he were going to be beheaded the day he finished it.”
“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”
“Work like hell! I had 122 rejection slips before I sold a story.”
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