'I often quote myself. It adds spice to the conversation'
George Bernard Shaw.
And quotes can certainly add some spice, whether to something you have written or in helping to illustrate a point you want to make in a discussion or speech.
And in the next few blogs I will be passing on some quotes from writers which I think contain some valuable sentiments.
The first is from William Styron, 'There's only one person a writer should pay any attention to. It's not any damn critic. It's the reader.'
While from Quentin Crisp, 'I want to write the words people want to print.'
And Judith Krantz, 'I'm writing to have fun and for my readers to have fun. I do the best work I can do.'
All these three quotes have the same message - you need to write with the reader (and audience) in mind. Once you do that, your writing will be far more effective - and often more successful too.
In my special report, Achieve More Acceptances I mention The Golden Opportunity and which I have found a very effective way of getting material (and in some cases, some series) published. A few weeks ago I took The Golden Opportunity a stage further, approaching a web publisher. They responded within minutes expressing interest and accepting my work. For more details about The Golden Opportunity, take a look at Achieve More Acceptances and Be Published More Often and you could find it opens up some interesting markets for your own work, both for print or the web.