Monday, March 19, 2012

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

‎‎"Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all." - Franklin P. Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams was a columnist for newspapers like New York Evening Mail and New York Post.  He was best known for The Conning Tower, his newspaper column.  He also wrote some light verse and often included parodies in his columns.


  1. Good quote. I think the idea of slowly crafting a paragraph is quite off-putting to a lot of aspiring writers. But it is the key to making stories work.


  2. It's part of the problem of the instant-gratification age. People expect everything to happen NOW, and writing is one of the things in life which take time. And I agree that a lot of people don't like that.