Cuckfield Book Festival 2018

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The second Cuckfield Book Festival is coming on October 6th & 7th 2018.

(But don’t forget the literary events of the Lindfield Arts Festival in September!)

The full Cuckfield programme is due to be announced in early August, but their programme for children and young adult events (expanded from last year) is already released and the events are open for booking.

There is also a writing competition (for ages 10-100) and a poster compeition for under 11’s.

Cuckfield Bookfest Writing Competition Small   Cuckfield Bookfest Kids Programme Cover   Cuckfield Bookfest for Young People

Yet more quotes on writing

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  • “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  • “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good.” ― William Faulkner
  • “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ― Mark Twain
  • “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
  • “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ― Anton Chekhov

More Quotes

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  • “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman
  • “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” ― Ray Bradbury
  • “A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.” ― Sidney Sheldon
  • “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso
  • “If you can’t annoy somebody, there is little point in writing.” ― Kingsley Amis
  • “The first draft of anything is shit.” ― Ernest Hemingway
  • “You can make anything by writing.” ― C.S. Lewis
  • “You can fix anything but a blank page.” ― Nora Roberts
  • “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner
  • “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  • “A good book isn’t written, it’s rewritten.” ― Phyllis A. Whitney, Guide to Fiction Writing
  • “The best stories don’t come from “good vs. bad” but “good vs. good.” ― Leo Tolstoy
  • “Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.” ― Robert A. Heinlein