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One-Liner Wednesday – Wasted Time?


So I’m sitting in a Chinese restaurant, working hard at editing my novel, and I get this for my fortune:

CAM01530“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”

Damn it, Confucius! And you even forgot a comma! Proving yourself right I suppose?


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

38 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – Wasted Time?

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  2. Most fortunes are lame, but this is a good one.


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  4. Great quote, Linda! Powerful!


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  10. Yes, and the next cookie said: “an editor is not paid for her vision, but for her revision”

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  16. Wow, talk about timing. Great quote.


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  21. …and he can’t spell “labour”.


    • I thought of belabouring that point, but I’ve been told I have to write my own novel in American, so it seemed a bit hypocritical. It almost killed me not to fix it when I typed out the quote though. 😛

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  22. Very timed for sure. Good one Linda.


  23. Well timed. It is also a reminder of reconnecting with the origins of why you started to write. The rest should follow but in times own time. Enjoy the artistic process and worry about the labour process later x


  24. That’s why artists get day jobs 😉


  25. Very profound and perfectly timed too.

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  26. I suppose we may as well all give up now!!


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