Literary Birthday – 16 June – Andy Weir


Happy Birthday, Andy Weir, born 16 June 1972

Quotes

  1. I do know that the best way to make a mediocre movie is to just transcribe the book.
  2. A story in your head isn’t a story. It’s just a daydream until you actually write it down. So write it down.
  3. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Don’t wait for an inspired ending to come to mind. Work your way to the ending and see what comes up.
  4. If you look up every last detail on your subject, you’ll never finish.
  5. If the reader is rooting for the protagonist, they’ll forgive you just about everything else.
  6. You want an audience. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be a writer. The biggest motivation to write is the knowledge that someone will read it.
  7. Thanks to our modern era, facts are incredibly easy to come by. A few web searches for your subject matter, and you have all the information you could dream of.
  8. The worst moments in life are heralded by small observations.
  9. They say no plan survives first contact with implementation. I’d have to agree.

Andy Weir is an American novelist whose debut novel, The Martian, was adapted into a film of the same name in 2015. His latest novel, Artemis, was published in 2017.

Source for image: Andy Weir and source for quotes: BrainyQuote

by Amanda Patterson

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