Saturday, July 01, 2006

Creative Writing/Literature

No, No!! Don’t worry I am not going to elucidate on the subject, so please read on. In fact I was feeling frustrated/guilty about just reading other people’s blogs (and sometimes commenting on them) and not doing anything with mine. So, just thought of posting some Quotes on the subject, which I found while digging the Net for a suitable quote for a subject I have to write on.

I have always liked write-ups beginning with quotes; somehow they give an impression that the writer has certain command over the subject or that the written piece would have intellectual depth. It is also the proper way of writing as mentioned in numerous articles in the Competition Success Review, which I read ages back.

Personally, I’ve been successful in beginning a write-up with a quote only once or twice.

I have kept my fingers crossed that I can do it for third time also.

3 comments:

Velu Nair said...

When u write a paper, to be presented at a Conference or something, I hv always felt that it looks better with a pertinent quote. Gets people up and thinking, as to what its all gonna be abt. U do hv a point there.

And all the best, for the third time! ;)

Alexis Leon said...

I don't know about a quote givng the impression of command over the subject or intellectual depth, but it certainly gives the write-up a fillip. But the choice of the quote is important. An inappropriate quote is worse than not having a quote. Here are some quotes about quotes:


One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. - Amos Bronson Alcott,

Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit. - John Christian Bovee

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. - W. Somerset Maugham

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.- George Bernard Shaw

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. - Alexander Smith

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

I always, necessarily, skip the quote and come straight to the write-up. For me, illuminating a piece of writing with a quote only indicates the mental bankruptcy of the writer: I maybe wrong though.