"The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished"
At first, I thought the above quote said "published." I'm beginning to think I have a one-track mind.
Here is some miscellaneous good stuff plucked from the internet:
Another free online writer’s conference is taking place at The Muse Online Writer’s Conference. The conference dates are October 11-17, 2010, and the deadline to register is August 15, 2010.
And another quote, just for the fun of it:
"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work."
-Rita Mae Brown