Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! Today’s a mish-mash of sorts. You’ll see my featured image is of Dr. Seuss. Tomorrow is National Dr. Seuss Day. I’m a huge fan of his and always mark the occasion. Today I’ve chosen one of my favorite quotes from him. Actually, I usually only quote the middle, but this time I’ve included the entire quote.

It has often been said there’s so much to be read,
you never can cram all those words in your head.
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs
is making a chore for the reader who reads.
That’s why my belief is the briefer the brief is,
the greater the sigh of the reader’s relief is.

I love Dr. Seuss, and I love this philosophy of his. No need for several words when one perfect word will do. That’s something I’ve been trying to remember as I complete my first draft.

Oh, the mish-mash comment? That’s because today at Story Empire, I was all about Snoopy, another favorite of mine.

Seuss or Schultz, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them or learn from them. Do you agree? Let’s discuss it.

And now, this week’s writing links:

Posts by me, about my work, or at sites I contribute to:


Story Empire

Posts by others in the industry:

To make you smile:

And when you’re done with these links, don’t forget to check out the sidebar, where you’ll find more links to some of my favorite sites.

Have a great week! Arrivederci!

50 thoughts on “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

  1. Staci, I just love this quote and am printing it out to save!! How true that why use many words when there is a perfect one!! How wonderful that there is a National Dr. Seuss Day and hope everyone had a brilliant time! 😀 I only came to his books when my son was young and found them thoroughly entertaining and pure genius! Great links as always, many thanks for sharing! 😀


    • I love this quote, too, Annika. I have for some time.

      I still have two of his books from when I was little, and I have quite the collection from when my kid were young. I’m looking forward to sharing them with the next generation.

      Happy Belated Dr. Seuss Day!

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  2. I’ve always been a Dr. Seuss and snoopy fan–although I’m sure you’re not surprised by that 😉

    I’m always reminding myself to write tight as well, but it seems I’m always going back and gleaning out words. I guess that’s what edits are for, LOL.

    Happy Friday!

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    • Nope. No surprise there.

      I tend to delete words in sentences when I revise, but I always end up adding passages, sometimes full scenes, for clarity or thread tie-ups. Yesterday, a bit of research revealed something to me that I didn’t know, and now I’m adding a chapter (plus more, I’m sure) to my WIP. Sometimes I wish my edits were always of the subtraction type.

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