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Inspiration Engagement Pieces 2012-11-13 00:00

Writing Quotes by Sherman Alexie

A collection of Writing Quotes by Sherman Alexie

If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time.

Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations.

My career means, if you're a non-Indian writing about Indians, at least there's one Indian in your rearview mirror.

The form I most enjoy writing is the sonnet or sonnet-like forms, where you have a - you know, three stanzas or two stanzas that lead into a concluding couplet.

Be confident about grammar

Check every email, essay, or story for grammar mistakes. Fix them before you press send.