Jane R. Snyder - Writer

Quotes That Inspire Me

“I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.”

Anna Quindlen
American Author, Journalist & Opinion Columnist


“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

Mark Twain
American Author & Humorist
1835-1910


“There is only one rule in advertising: there are no rules!”

Steve Cosmopulos
American Ad Man & Co-founder of Hill Holliday


“Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!”

Edna Ferber
American Playwright, Novelist, & Short Story Writer
1885-1968


“'You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald
American Novelist & Short Story Writer
1896-1940


“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.”

David Ogilvy
British Ad Man, Author, and Founder of Ogilvy & Mather
1911-1999


"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."

Robert Frost
American Poet
1874-1963


“There's only one absolute rule in writing: None of us gets it right the first time. Revise, reverse, reinvent, re-vision.”

Jane Yolen
American Writer of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Kid’s Books.


“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Novelist & Short Story Writer
1804-1864


“Don't listen to those who say, you are taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says they are all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects.”

Neil Simon
American Playwright & Screenwriter

“Jane is always FOCUSED, creative, reliable, and savvy.”

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“When we need a story written on a deadline we call Jane and she always delivers. Not only on time, but also superbly written. A true pro.”

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“I have worked with Jane on many projects through the years. She is extremely clever, she meets every deadline, and works within the established budget. If you are looking for a “can do” creative professional, I suggest you give her a call as soon as possible.”

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“One of my greatest pleasures while editing CMA Close Up magazine was the opportunity to work with Jane. From the very beginning of each assignment, whether sending me her very well-conceived and well-targeted article proposals, or accepting one from me, she was an ideal freelancer.”

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“One of my greatest pleasures while editing CMA Close Up magazine was the opportunity to work with Jane. From the very beginning of each assignment, whether sending me her very well-conceived and well-targeted article proposals, or accepting one from me, she was an ideal freelancer.”

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