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Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#1. The night too gave up but my eyes did not find sleep! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Munia Khan
#2. Everyone writes with hand, but very few can write with heart #Quote by Munia Khan
Writers On Writing quotes by Markus Zusak
#3. You'll have days of complete lack of faith in your abilities. But you have to keep coming back. That's when you know you're a writer – when you take the failures and appear at the desk again, over and over again. #Quote by Markus Zusak
Writers On Writing quotes by Stephanie Lennox
#4. The sooner you finish procrastinating, the sooner you can get back to your art. #Quote by Stephanie Lennox
Writers On Writing quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#5. Reading is sexy. Women who read are suspect. Women who write dangerous. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Writers On Writing quotes by Adam Steven Page
#6. Putting a piece of you in your protagonist adds depth and merges the worlds of fiction and reality. #Quote by Adam Steven Page
Writers On Writing quotes by Mark Maish
#7. Writing is not a hobby. It's the only way I get to shut up the demons in my head. #Quote by Mark Maish
Writers On Writing quotes by George Orwell
#8. I wanted to write enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings, full of detailed descriptions and arresting similes, and also full of purple passages in which words were used partly for the sake of their own sound. #Quote by George Orwell
Writers On Writing quotes by Alan Joshua
#9. To write a novel is to dream while awake, then express the dream to the reader in an absorbing way. The road leading from the writer's inner world to the readers' is paved with prose. #Quote by Alan Joshua
Writers On Writing quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#10. As a writer, a poet, you're not alone in wanting to be alone. Your work is a friendship that never leaves you. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writers On Writing quotes by Robert Hass
#11. Images are not quite ideas, they are stiller than that, with less implication outside themselves. And they are not myth, they do not have the explanatory power; they are nearer to pure story. Nor are they always metaphors; they do not say this is that, they say this is. #Quote by Robert Hass
Writers On Writing quotes by Joyce Rachelle
#12. Oh you cut your hair! What happened? Are you going through a breakup or something?"

"My favorite character died. #Quote by Joyce Rachelle
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#13. I do not follow any tradition. I may stand at the beginning of one. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#14. Writing allows us to exploit the synergistic dynamics of the human brain including memory, the ability to engage in constructive research, visually scrutinize our private thoughts, and discuss and share an evolving linkwork of thoughts with other people. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#15. We have conversations with each other most nights - Sylvia Plath and me! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#16. The greatest moments of creativity come in absolute solitude, when one's mind is free from distraction and able to probe the depths of the impossible. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#17. below the trees
in the woods
i while away time
writing poetry #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#18. I don't do math. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Stanley Victor Paskavich
#19. I have a great book. It's called Stantasyland. Except I don't have the money to buy a million copies to put it on the bestsellers list. #Quote by Stanley Victor Paskavich
Writers On Writing quotes by Yann Martel
#20. Henry had written a novel because there was a hole in him that needed filling, a question that needed answering, a patch of canvas that needed painting - that blend of anxiety, curiosity and joy that is at the origin of art - and he had filled the hole, answered the question, splashed colour on the canvas, all done for himself, because he had to. Then complete strangers told him that his book had filled a hole in them, had answered a question, had brought colour to their lives. The comfort of strangers, be it a smile, a pat on the shoulder or a word of praise, is truly a comfort. #Quote by Yann Martel
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#21. The struggle to write continues within me. I aim to write with more depth, clarity, purpose, and substance. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by M.V. Carey
#22. Young people ask why I became a writer, as if it were something I decided. I didn't decide; it grew on me like ivy. #Quote by M.V. Carey
Writers On Writing quotes by Stalina Goodwin
#23. You must remember that your story matters. What you write has the power to save a life, sometimes that life is your own. #Quote by Stalina Goodwin
Writers On Writing quotes by Kate DiCamillo
#24. He would write and write. He would make wonderful things happen. Some of it would be true. All of it would be true. Most of it would be true. #Quote by Kate DiCamillo
Writers On Writing quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#25. Every book I've read appears in my writing. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Writers On Writing quotes by John Steinbeck
#26. There is a curious idea among unscientific men that in scientific writing there is a common plateau of perfectionism. Nothing could be more untrue. The reports of biologists are the measure, not of the science, but of the men themselves. There are as few scientific giants as any other kind. In some reports it is impossible, because of inept expression, to relate the descriptions to the living animals. In some papers collecting places are so mixed or ignored that the animals mentioned cannot be found at all. The same conditioning forces itself into specification as it does into any other kind of observation, and the same faults of carelessness will be found in scientific reports as in the witness chair of a criminal court. It has seemed sometimes that the little men in scientific work assumed the awe-fullness of a priesthood to hide their deficiencies, as the witch-doctor does with his stilts and high masks, as the priesthoods of all cults have, with secret or unfamiliar languages and symbols. It is usually found that only the little stuffy men object to what is called "popularization", by which they mean writing with a clarity understandable to one not familiar with the tricks and codes of the cult. We have not known a single great scientist who could not discourse freely and interestingly with a child. Can it be that the haters of clarity have nothing to say, have observed nothing, have no clear picture of even their own fields? A dull man seems to be a dull man no matter wh #Quote by John Steinbeck
Writers On Writing quotes by Boria Sax
#27. We writers constantly try to build up our own confidence by getting published, making sales, winning prizes, joining cliques or proclaiming theories. The passion to write constantly strips this vanity aside and forces us to confront that loneliness and the uncertainty with which human beings, in the end, live and die. #Quote by Boria Sax
Writers On Writing quotes by Don DeLillo
#28. Do you know why I believe in the novel? It's a democratic shout. Anybody can write a great novel, one great novel, almost any amateur off the street. I believe this, George. Some nameless drudge, some desperado with barely a nurtured dream can sit down and find his voice and luck out and do it. Something so angelic it makes your jaw hang open. The spray of talent, the spray of ideas. One thing unlike another, one voice unlike the next. Ambiguities, contradictions, whispers, hints. And this is what you want to destroy. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Writers On Writing quotes by Stephen King
#29. So I think writers are made and not born. But what you choose to write is buried so deeply inside it's like lodestones inside you and sooner or later you come near something that you're supposed to be doing with your life and it's like a magnet. It attracts. #Quote by Stephen King
Writers On Writing quotes by Marguerite Duras
#30. When it's in a book I don't think it'll hurt any more ... exist any more. One of the things writing does is wipe things out. Replace them. #Quote by Marguerite Duras
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#31. Humankind's perpetual affinity for telling stories that depict the weal of life shapes and reflects human consciousness. Stories are the most ancient form of art. All societies, from the tribes scratching the earliest cave drawings, employed the art of storytelling. We hunger to hear other people's stories and to tell our own stories to an appreciative audience. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#32. Every word I write is another stroke that takes me to the shore of a completed book. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#33. Putting pen to paper without first deciding the route and pace at which to scribe is like setting off on a bicycle without first checking the tyres. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Helena Lancaster
#34. Well, I definitely advise anyone who wants to write, write. Don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't. Because a lot of people can be very discouraging to people who say they want to be a professional writer. If you want to do it, then chase it. Chase your dreams. Follow your heart. If that's what you want, go after it. Write it out. You never know, you could be the next big thing. #Quote by Helena Lancaster
Writers On Writing quotes by Christopher Isherwood
#35. It seemed to me then that to have published a book - any kind of book - would be the greatest possible happiness I could ask from life. #Quote by Christopher Isherwood
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#36. Climax: It's all downhill from here. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#37. Just being a writer allows one the maturity to have random conversations with random strangers! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Neil Leckman
#38. I consider whoever my words land on to be my target, that's why I like flash fiction, it's a lot like using a shotgun. #Quote by Neil Leckman
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#39. I don't care about wearing branded clothes or flaunting brands. But I do care about the books that I read and the music that I listen to. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Ismael Reed
#40. Writin' Is Fightin'! #Quote by Ismael Reed
Writers On Writing quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#41. When I write, I write obsessively. I try to pace myself, but some fires are too hot to put out. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writers On Writing quotes by James Thurber
#42. I admire the person who can write it right off. Mencken once said that a person who thinks clearly can write well. But I don't think clearly
too many thoughts bump into one another. Trains of thought run on a track of the Central Nervous System
the New York Central Nervous System, to make it worse. #Quote by James Thurber
Writers On Writing quotes by Tawny Lara
#43. Sometimes you have to go a little crazy before you can find sanity. I think I'm close. #Quote by Tawny Lara
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#44. Authors do not need to offer us the answers to such weighty questions such as how to live and prepare us to accept death. The aim of a writer's is to frame worldly questions that allow all readers too independently and jointly explore life-altering questions in a way that satisfies the fabric of thought corresponding to our respective times. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#45. There is no literature and art without paranoia. Probably there would be even civilization. Paranoia is the world. It is the attempt to make sense of what has not. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Writers On Writing quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#46. Everyone thinks they are above average, which is statistically impossible. There have to be below average writers. But nobody sees themselves that way. That means there are a whole lot of bad writers out there, who don't even know it. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#47. The story of what it means to be human is never complete. Every generation will produce its own share of comedies and tragedies, fools and geniuses. What the Greeks started the rest of the world will continue to build upon. The old stories will continue to explicate where we came from, while the new stories will illuminate in what direction humankind trends. The collection of future stories of humanity will add to the cumulative library of stories that past writers told, an anthology of collaborative stories will shed light upon the singleness of the human spirit in its aspirations, powers, vicissitudes, and wisdom. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Chris Campanioni
#48. Live a life worth reading about. Then write it. #Quote by Chris Campanioni
Writers On Writing quotes by Sergio Troncoso
#49. A good writer should be able to communicate to the reader, 'I know your life. I know what you have truly experienced. It's not right or wrong. It's survival. It's making mistakes, and trying to redeem yourself. It's imperfections, and trying to make yourself better. It's outrages, and crimes, and insults, which often are not righted, which you have to fix yourself, in your own mind, in your own heart, so that you are not poisoned'. #Quote by Sergio Troncoso
Writers On Writing quotes by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
#50. Even great, best selling writers produce works that fall flat from expectations. This writing thing isn't easy and everything you produce won't be a best seller, but you must write anyway. You have to write because you love it, because it fuels you, because you can feel the stories living inside you, nudging you, prodding you, itching to get out and the only thing worse than writing it and failing is not writing it. As the late Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

Even if your work doesn't resonate with others, it is still worth writing. And that in itself, is what's important. #Quote by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
Writers On Writing quotes by Ron Brackin
#51. Writing is a solitary occupation, except for Presidential speeches and sitcoms. #Quote by Ron Brackin
Writers On Writing quotes by Alain De Botton
#52. A great writer picks up on those things that matter. It's almost like their radar is attuned to the most significant moments. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Writers On Writing quotes by M.V. Carey
#53. I began writing late; my first articles and stories were published after I was thirty, and I was motivated by money. Money is not a bad motivation. The need to eat keeps us from laziness, and the fact that someone is willing to pay to read what we write assures us that we have indeed written. #Quote by M.V. Carey
Writers On Writing quotes by Lisa Marbly-Warir
#54. Things that only a writer would understand - you're writing a character - you tell that character who she or he is and they stop you and make it clear, they are the ones telling their story. You just have to let them tell it. #Quote by Lisa Marbly-Warir
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#55. Some writers probe their quest for individuality; others explore loneliness, anxiety, and sense of alienation. Writers lament injustice, grief, and dejection. Some writers devote their efforts to an appraisal of ontological torment. Some writers seek to examine the implications of life and death by reflecting upon the restrictions and insufficiency of the human condition. Some writers survey the ramifications of fractured human consciousness in an industrial and scientific community undergoing rapid technological changes. Many writers attempt to release their inner tension and employ writing as a transformative process to effect personal change in their lives. If a person writes as they dream, they will encounter an inner world that assists them function in an awakened state. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Pierce Brown
#56. Anyone who writes books is at least mostly an introvert. It's amazing to be able to share that internalized part of myself, that little world that no one really knows about. I just wrote down it down on a piece of paper just to be crazy, and people loving that is so strange. #Quote by Pierce Brown
Writers On Writing quotes by Sahara Sanders
#57. The obscure, unexplainable aspect of the writing process is about how some rhymes appear in your head. It often feels more like tuning in to some kind of channel than composing words in your mind. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writers On Writing quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#58. Even if there were no more books published ever, there are still more books in existence today than anyone can read. And most of them suck. Good luck trying to find a good one. It's like finding a needle in a hay stack. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#59. Last night I weaved dreams from the cobwebs of time! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Jean Lee Latham
#60. [The] reader is not primarily interested in plot. He is interested in what happens because he is interested in the character it happens to. No incident has any place in the story unless it has an emotional impact on the character--and on the reader.

Newbery Acceptance Speech #Quote by Jean Lee Latham
Writers On Writing quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#61. You say grace before meals. I say grace before I dip the pen in the ink. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Writers On Writing quotes by Zaeema J. Hussain
#62. I am no longer a writer. Just an emotion. An emotion that is unable to stay within its own body, and is therefore, trying to make its way into yours. #Quote by Zaeema J. Hussain
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#63. Human beings innate complexities resist reduction into simple sentences and neat paragraphs. The stories that come nearest to expressing the ambivalent nature of people are textured and occasionally inconsistent and express waves of inner uncertainty. A simile and a metaphor are not literally true. A figure of speech, symbols, and allegories are mere expressions that when interlinked with other text assist explain facts, ideas, and emotions. Useful facts are elusive; we must look for them, and then express them using whatever mechanism proves most authoritative. We can never directly describe emotions; we resort to metaphors to describe emotions and other illusive thoughts. Ideas by virtue of their untested nature are often untrue or at best rough approximations of truth. Lyrical writing is equivocal; it is never exactly true or precisely false. Lyrical language attempts to express and connect sentiments through extrapolation and misdirection. The writer's task is to melt away durable facts, breakdown the symbolic depictions of solid reality, and discover the liquidity of a passionate inner life that provides the hot breath to our steamy humanness. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#64. I write because that is what I am supposed to do. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#65. Now memories have an unusual way of coming back to you in the middle of a day. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Jane Wilson-Howarth
#66. Good writers are like magpies, attracted to shiny things and storing away treasures -
pieces of dialogue and experience - which pop up from memory unexpectedly. #Quote by Jane Wilson-Howarth
Writers On Writing quotes by Charles Bukowski
#67. Isolation is a gift. Everything else is just a test of your endurance. You will be alone with the Gods. Your nights will flame with fire. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#68. Souls are more important than stories, yes. But stories are a window to the soul. Without stories, the soul suffocates. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by M. Kirin
#69. Make today the day you begin that awesome idea you have had for years. Now go, write this book, and remember that today is an important day in history. #Quote by M. Kirin
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#70. Show me the contract. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#71. A tweet a day keeps writer's block away. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by M. Kirin
#72. There is no ceremony, no initiation ritual, no secret hand-shake. All you need to be a writer is to write. #Quote by M. Kirin
Writers On Writing quotes by Louis L'Amour
#73. A writer's brain is like a magician's hat. If you're going to get anything out of it, you have to put something in it first #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#74. Sylvia Plath and I met a long time ago. A really long time ago. Was it a summer day? No! It was a wintry November morning! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#75. In retrospect we can only be thankful to all the mistakes that we made and to all the lessons that we learned from them! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#76. You are lovelier than all the roses in the world. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Stephanie Lennox
#77. All you have to do is put one word after another, and remember how great it feels to be a writer. #Quote by Stephanie Lennox
Writers On Writing quotes by Ana Claudia Antunes
#78. As I am a work in progress, you shall see me more or less? Don't shake me out if I digress. As of me less, from me more of my work, I guess. #Quote by Ana Claudia Antunes
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#79. I'm pretty sure I'm the only author who intends to take the longest possible route to a destination that will always be over the next hill. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#80. Either I love someone completely, totally and madly or not at all! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#81. Never chase people in your life. No one is worthier than you to be chased. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#82. I am swimming in a sea of words, attempting to keep my head above water. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Shirley Jackson
#83. Far and away the greatest menace to the writer - any writer, beginning or otherwise - is the reader. The reader is, after all, a kind of silent partner in this whole business of writing, and a work of fiction is surely incomplete if it is never read. The reader is, in fact, the writer's only unrelenting, genuine enemy. He has everything on his side; all he has to do, after all, is shut his eyes, and any work of fiction becomes meaningless. Moreover, a reader has an advantage over a beginning writer in not being a beginning reader; before he takes up a story to read it, he can be presumed to have read everything from Shakespeare to Jack Kerouac. No matter whether he reads a story in manuscript as a great personal favor, or opens a magazine, or - kindest of all - goes into a bookstore and pays good money for a book, he is still an enemy to be defeated with any kind of dirty fighting that comes to the writer's mind. #Quote by Shirley Jackson
Writers On Writing quotes by Junot Diaz
#84. In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book. #Quote by Junot Diaz
Writers On Writing quotes by Nenia Campbell
#85. My book sales are way down today. Also, I've received two scathing reviews. One of them calls me a purveyor of insipid wet-dreams. #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#86. Being an author is to have a toe in the creative pool and a foot in the vat of commerce. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#87. Time heals all wounds; some broken hearts
and most cases of writer's block. #Quote by Quentin R. Bufogle
Writers On Writing quotes by Sahara Sanders
#88. If you don't do anything to capture and draw your memories - no matter whether you choose words, pencil, photography, or filming - the only place where they have a chance to exist is in your head, which can't be called the most reliable place to store them; soon, they'd be lost forever… leaving no trace, like they never existed… like YOU never existed… same as those billions and billions of lives that had already disappeared from the world. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writers On Writing quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#89. Your dreams don't stop being dreams because of circumstances. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#90. I'm trying to give my character voice but he won't speak. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Coco J. Ginger
#91. Writers do not have the privilege of sleep. There is always a story coming alive in their heads, constantly composing. Whether they choose it or not. #Quote by Coco J. Ginger
Writers On Writing quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#92. Books used to be written by humanity's greatest thinkers, or at least our greatest entertainers. Now every halfwit can publish his verbal diarrhea. And millions of shitty, mediocre, uninspired, trite books are drowning out mankind's greatest literary accomplishments. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#93. When sitting down to write a letter, it always pays to calm one's mood, collect one's thoughts, and have a plan. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#94. Aren't you tired from all that smiling that you do at the camera? Relax and come with me to the mountains. There is more to life than the cameras! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Mike Mehalek
#95. Introduction of deus ex machina is a tell-tale sign of sloppy plotting. #Quote by Mike Mehalek
Writers On Writing quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#96. Becoming a writer does not mean words will suddenly flow with perfection from your pen. It takes hard work, rejection, and the willingness to lay everything inside you out for the world to see. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#97. Look back, but never look down. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Tom Althouse
#98. When the silence comes and the echoes of former life fades, what will have mattered will be, one made the world a bit better 'fore their de-berthing. Writing, needs none, but the initial push of heart and passion, enabling the story to take flight, doves to clouds, clouds to doves, then to faithfully follow its unfolding through the quill transcribed, this self-perpetuating engine once born, with no further fuel required, to lift others in the journey, through time, for all time. #Quote by Tom Althouse
Writers On Writing quotes by Betsy Lerner
#99. But every person who does serious time with a keyboard is attempting to translate his version of the world into words so that he might be understood. #Quote by Betsy Lerner
Writers On Writing quotes by Mo Yan
#100. The act of giving voice to this spiritual suffering is, in my view, the sacred duty of the writer. #Quote by Mo Yan
Writers On Writing quotes by King Samuel Benson
#101. When you have something meaningful to say, you lose your desire for much grammar; for only in the incompetence of words does one seek the redeeming power of vocabulary. #Quote by King Samuel Benson
Writers On Writing quotes by Vera Nazarian
#102. The difference between real life and a story is that life has significance, while a story must have meaning.
The former is not always apparent, while the latter always has to be, before the end. #Quote by Vera Nazarian
Writers On Writing quotes by Rossana Condoleo
#103. We can create transcending stories for readers and for us. Creativity is a double edge sword, which can kill the writer. #Quote by Rossana Condoleo
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#104. I don't know whether it was Bukowski who said "Find what you love and let it kill you." But I have found what I love. I love telling stories. And I am letting it kil me! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Frank Harris
#105. Memory is the mother of the muses, prototype Artist. As a rule picks and highlights what is important, omitting what is accidental or trivial. Occasionally, however, is mistaken as all the other artists. Nevertheless it is what I take as a guide page. #Quote by Frank Harris
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#106. The best kind of day is a writing day #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#107. I am just a traveler traveling by. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Kathy Disanto
#108. You may be a serious writer if ….

10. your hard drive is littered with random notes and story ideas … but not nearly as littered as your head.

9. you keep pen and paper next to your bed. And in the glove compartment. And in your gym bag. Also on the rim of the bathtub.

8. a day without Roget's Thesaurus is a day without sunshine.

7. your emotional landscape includes creativity, confidence, elation, frustration, and the occasional neurosis.

6. you've ever had to clean peanut butter and bread crumbs off your keyboard, because the work was going well, and you didn't want to stop for lunch.

5. grammar and punctuation turn you on.

4. your interest in a new acquaintance is directly proportionate to his/her potential as a secondary character.

3. you've worn the white e, r, s, and t clean off your keyboard.

2. the search history on your web browser would raise red flags with the FBI, CIA, DEA, and mental health professionals everywhere.

1. you have stories to tell, and you just. Keep. Telling. Them. #Quote by Kathy Disanto
Writers On Writing quotes by K. Sean Harris
#109. A writer's work is never done, unless he or she has no readers. #Quote by K. Sean Harris
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#110. I write into an old book that smells of dust and whose pages are floppy with damp. Sometimes the ink splodges onto the paper, other times it will barely leave the nib of my pen. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#111. Writing is one means to investigate the mystique of life. Each fresh page is an unsullied canvas that an inquisitive writer employs to explore the poetic transience behind their existence. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#112. Begin to write, your heart will flow with sacred words. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#113. When a solid first draft of an original tale is complete ... you feel as if you could do anything. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Sahara Sanders
#114. When I was a schoolgirl my safe haven was a place at the uninhabited part of my parents' house. I used to climb up to the large windowsill that was facing a spreading plum-tree in the garden. Reading books, or penning my own stories, diaries and poems, it was especially fun to rest there during the warmer seasons of the year with an open window, when the tree was all covered with tender, odorous blossom in spring, and with rich purple fruitage in summer. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writers On Writing quotes by Lucas Michael
#115. The proverb, "Where there's a will.." sums it up for a writer who had just started in his writing life; for himself, the fictional characters and the audience of his works. It's a trinity of perspectives; one of his struggle, another of the story character which he writes about and the last one of the reader's expectation of his protagonists. #Quote by Lucas Michael
Writers On Writing quotes by Deana J. Driver
#116. Biographies are best when written chronologically. Boring people don't make for good biographies. #Quote by Deana J. Driver
Writers On Writing quotes by Natasha Lester
#117. Getting started on writing a book isn't as hard as it sounds. You don't need a plan and an outline. In fact, all you need are two things: time and one idea. #Quote by Natasha Lester
Writers On Writing quotes by Sahara Sanders
#118. With so many book projects filling mind and heart, it feels similar to pregnancy. Your own books are like your children - you have to give birth to them, raise them, and do your best to make sure they live happily. You know, you just HAVE TO put into writing all of those thoughts, words and ideas appearing and growing in your head. Otherwise, life will make no sense without it. #Quote by Sahara Sanders
Writers On Writing quotes by Paul Simon
#119. You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. #Quote by Paul Simon
Writers On Writing quotes by Solange Nicole
#120. Makebelieve is a writer's best friend. #Quote by Solange Nicole
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#121. The thing I most fear when writing is my paucity of ideas and the thinness of my emotional lining. I audaciously resolve to write about my greatest fears in an effort to transcend what I most despise about myself – intellectual and emotional poverty. Perchance by making use of all my thoughts and matrix of emotions – both positive and negative – I can escape the labyrinth constructed of my terrible ignorance of the world and an appalling lack of self-awareness. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Neil Leckman
#122. If a book falls in the woods and nobody read it, was it ever written? #Quote by Neil Leckman
Writers On Writing quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#123. The writer who position is Christian, and probably also the writer whose position is not, will begin to wonder at this point if there could not be some ugly correlation between our unparalleled prosperity and the stridency of these demands for a literature that shows us the joy of life. He may at least be permitted to ask if these screams for joy would be quite so piercing if joy were really more abundant in our prosperous society. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Writers On Writing quotes by Virginia Woolf
#124. Needless to say, the business of living interferes with the solitude so needed for any work of the imagination. Here's what Virginia Woolf said in her diary about the sticky issue: I've shirked two parties, and another Frenchman, and buying a hat, and tea with Hilda Trevelyan, for I really can't combine all this with keeping all my imaginary people going. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Writers On Writing quotes by Sanober Khan
#125. I write because there are things in me that cannot die. #Quote by Sanober Khan
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#126. Imagination is the real magic that exists in this world. Look inwards, to see outwards. And capture it in writing. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#127. Your writing should be filled with simple complexities and complex simplicities. Because that is life. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
#128. I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity. #Quote by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Writers On Writing quotes by Stylo Fantome
#129. ...for every type of idea someone can have - no matter how weird or strange or gross or out there or disturbing - there is at least one person out there who enjoys that kind of idea, and the best part is seeing a book work its way to that person. #Quote by Stylo Fantome
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#130. Writing about personal thoughts and observations, subjective feelings and objective reality is a gateway experience that intensifies a person's level of consciousness. Every degree of increased consciousness can lead to increased knowledge of the world and self-understanding. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by E.L. Tenenbaum
#131. Pity the cat, thinks the writer, for I live as many lives as I can imagine. #Quote by E.L. Tenenbaum
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#132. I'm in love with writing, but sometimes I swear it hates me. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#133. Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a very dirty peanut across the floor with your nose. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Writers On Writing quotes by Colin Fleming
#134. Art uses truth and beauty - both of which can be quite ugly, even as that ugliness is transcended - to foster change, growth, love, perception, friendship. Something that doesn't do that can be great. But I wouldn't call it art […] #Quote by Colin Fleming
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#135. My struggle to be a writer gives meaning to my existence! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Johnny Rich
#136. I don't see big subjects as separate from little ones. Yes, you could trudge through life with great human tragedies played out before your eyes without ever taking notice. Or you could see a universe in the smallest thing. The way a person takes their coffee, for example, might say something profound and important about that person, about all humanity, about existence itself. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#137. Good editors are priceless. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Italo Calvino
#138. As far as you are able to gather from hints scattered through these letters, Apocryphal Power, riven by internecine battles and eluding the control of its founder, Ermes Marana, has broken into two groups: a sect of enlightened followers of the Archangel of Light and a sect of nihilist followers of the Archon of Shadow. The former are convinced that among the false books flooding the world they can track down the few that bear a truth perhaps extrahuman or extraterrestrial. The latter believe that only counterfeiting, mystification, intentional falsehood can represent absolute value in a book, a truth not contaminated by the dominant pseudo truths. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#139. Writer. Another word for poor. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#140. We do not demand perfection in logic or absence of subjective thinking from any writer. We read about other people's lives not because they possess the innate infallibility of judgment. We read other people's life stories to understand the history of their peculiarities and partialities. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Karl Wiggins
#141. I write in my head on the way home from work, or when mowing the lawn, or on a night out with friends. Sometimes I find the time to capture those words that are rolling through my mind, quivering and drumming and swimming, banging into each other until I can finally trick them and leak them out onto the page. And sometimes I don't. Writers are like that #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Writers On Writing quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#142. Poor, harmless paper, that might have gone to print a Shakespeare on, and was instead so clumsily defaced with nonsense. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Writers On Writing quotes by Don Roff
#143. You can be a writer who doesn't read everyday. But you're not fooling anyone. It shows, rather embarrassingly, in your work. #Quote by Don Roff
Writers On Writing quotes by Christie Silvers
#144. A writer's life is never boring when you have imaginary friends to play with! #Quote by Christie Silvers
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#145. Life always has some surprises up its sleeve! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Chris Campanioni
#146. Always being myself and my salve, which is life. I'm not lonely, if that's what it seems like. Always writing things down. #Quote by Chris Campanioni
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#147. When we feel pain, our pen writes a river of tears and sorrows! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#148. I never really found a way to fit in or stand out and I lost myself in the crowd and people's expectations. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Writers On Writing quotes by A.K. Kuykendall
#149. You'll never know if you've created or will create that one story worth a million dollars. Keep writing! #Quote by A.K. Kuykendall
Writers On Writing quotes by Jo Linsdell
#150. Every writer or wanna-be writer has ideas for books. The problem isn't finding an idea, it's choosing one #Quote by Jo Linsdell
Writers On Writing quotes by Eveli Acosta
#151. Words raced thru his mind and his fingers ached to capture them all on paper. #Quote by Eveli Acosta
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#152. Sometimes saying 'goodbye' may be the best thing to say to someone! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#153. I know it's difficult in the beginning. But, listen. If you have the impulse to write, do yourself a favor, do the world a favor, and write. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#154. The writer does not dare dream of giving the best of his individuality. No, he must never express his anger. The vacillating demands of mediocrity must be satisfied. Amuse the people, be their clown, give them platitudes about which they can laugh, shadows of truth which they can hold as truths. #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Writers On Writing quotes by H. Raven Rose
#155. Writing isn't difficult. Writing well is difficult. What is most difficult is being with the interior experience that manifests as resistance to writing. #Quote by H. Raven Rose
Writers On Writing quotes by Marti Melville
#156. When the vision fill yours mind and passio hits your gut, the need to write it down cannot be stifled. #Quote by Marti Melville
Writers On Writing quotes by Robert Galbraith
#157. The whole world's writing novels, but nobody's reading them. #Quote by Robert Galbraith
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#158. Once again my heart feels an ache
Once again my pen saves me... #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Suyasha Subedi
#159. The clouds made their own images. Looking at them I could fill in the pages. #Quote by Suyasha Subedi
Writers On Writing quotes by Jonathan Maas
#160. The only thing you really need to be a writer is time. Regular, consistent time, quality time when you're not tired.
I write on the bus to and from work, that's my time, 1 or 2 hours every single day.
Make the time, keep at it, and you'll be a real writer before you know it. #Quote by Jonathan Maas
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#161. I heard the breeze whisper your name to the trees. And the flowers giggled smiling at the leaves. I and my loneliness keep talking about you. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#162. Autobiographical writing acts as a timeless testament to each person's epic record of adventure, heartache, road to perdition, and achievement of a spiritual life devoid of the consternation, trepidation, foreboding fear, and inconsolably hankering for what is unattainable for humankind. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Richard Wright
#163. A writer who hasn't written anything worth-while is a most doubtful person. #Quote by Richard Wright
Writers On Writing quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#164. Your first written sentence is the foundation of all of your dreams. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Writers On Writing quotes by Aly Zigada
#165. What if a villain exists in all of us? #Quote by Aly Zigada
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#166. Why does it seem as if the poorly adjusted people – the misfits and social outsiders – create art and the most sane and rational of the human species make money? Does creating art require a person to tap into the irrational magma of their soul? #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Brian A. McBride
#167. Some of the best characters are the most flawed characters. #Quote by Brian A. McBride
Writers On Writing quotes by Katherine Paterson
#168. The very persons who have taken away my time and space are those who have given me something to say. #Quote by Katherine Paterson
Writers On Writing quotes by Daniel Ionson
#169. The closer one gets to the speed of light, the slower time travels. The exact thing is true when completing a book. #Quote by Daniel Ionson
Writers On Writing quotes by Sophia Rose
#170. I have found that a writer is formed not so much by their experiences but by the way in which they view and capture those experiences. #Quote by Sophia Rose
Writers On Writing quotes by Marcel Proust
#171. Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer's work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader's recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book's truth. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#172. Rejection. Rejection. You can't handle rejection! #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#173. And you must not worry about me. You must follow your dreams. You have your life ahead of you. I am just a wanderer passing by. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#174. Scroll through a list of books online, and you will find page after page after page of book covers with shirtless guys and titles that scream BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE! or ALPHA-MALE PARANORMAL WEREWOLF ROMANCE! or something equally ridiculous. All these shitty books look like clones of each other. There's not an original thought in sight. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#175. Sometimes the writing just comes and we're like, oh yeah. Gotta love when that happens. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#176. words are tender
and sensitive too
words understand
when others may not #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Annie Dillard
#177. We still and always want waking. We should amass half dressed in long lines like tribesmen and shake gourds at each other, to wake up; instead we watch television and miss the show. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Writers On Writing quotes by Edward Fahey
#178. As so often happens in my strange writing process, after weeks of distraction; of not thinking about the book at all; yesterday I started writing before the sun was up, or coffee was made. Whipped out a whole chapter of probably six or seven separate scenes in less than two hours. Now today, the whole story has slipped into a deeper level of knowing and connections than has (as far as I know, anyway) ever really been written about before. This is much as my experience was with Ailana, when I kept slipping into deeper and deeper gears. Bringing forth insights I myself had never learned or suspected. #Quote by Edward Fahey
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#179. Live inside your stories, yes, but do not hide behind them. #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#180. Predictions are uttered by prophets (free of charge); by clairvoyants (who usually charge a fee, and are therefore more honored in their day than prophets); and by futurologists (salaried). Prediction is the business of prophets, clairvoyants, and futurologists. It is not the business of novelists. A novelist's business is lying. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Writers On Writing quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#181. Mice: What is the best early training for a writer?
Y.C.: An unhappy childhood. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Writers On Writing quotes by Caron Kamps Widden
#182. Never take yourself too seriously. Learn to let go and let the words flow. #Quote by Caron Kamps Widden
Writers On Writing quotes by R.K. Shailey
#183. every word and its sound shall generate the same form in the mind of both the reader and its author #Quote by R.K. Shailey
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#184. Become my muse. And let me paint you with my words... #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Brenda Sutton Rose
#185. Write your story before it dies one single breath at time. Nobody cares if is the truth as long as it really happened. #Quote by Brenda Sutton Rose
Writers On Writing quotes by Toni Morrison
#186. There's a difference between writing for a living and writing for
life. If you write for a living, you make enormous compromises ...
If you write for life, you'll work hard; you'll do what's honest,
not what pays #Quote by Toni Morrison
Writers On Writing quotes by N.R.Hart
#187. As a writer you try to listen to what other's aren't saying...and write about the silence. #Quote by N.R.Hart
Writers On Writing quotes by Don Roff
#188. If you write a kid's book only for kids, then you have failed. #Quote by Don Roff
Writers On Writing quotes by Robert Galbraith
#189. Writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels. #Quote by Robert Galbraith
Writers On Writing quotes by Roman Payne
#190. If a writer writes something that he or she has never experienced, I think the reader can sense right away that it is garbage. The only thing that can replace experience, though, is imagination; however it takes experience to grow an imagination. #Quote by Roman Payne
Writers On Writing quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#191. Writing reflects life and life is a mystery. All any of us can do is press the fleet footed beauty of life close to our flesh and use whatever instruments are within our grasp to express the evanescent spark of mysticism that resides within us. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Writers On Writing quotes by Rob Bignell, Editor
#192. Never be afraid to write what you believe. If the message speaks the truth, others will fear your words for you. #Quote by Rob Bignell, Editor
Writers On Writing quotes by Christy Hall
#193. I just slept for fifteen hours straight. Yes, writing a musical is THAT exhausting! #Quote by Christy Hall
Writers On Writing quotes by Bree Verity
#194. We weave together the many skeins of our words,
Into poems and stories and books,
And the books are made so much more vivacious and colourful,
For all the care that is woven in along with the words. #Quote by Bree Verity
Writers On Writing quotes by Jason E. Hodges
#195. For the writer, madness should seep slowly out of them from the world they endure each day. #Quote by Jason E. Hodges
Writers On Writing quotes by Buffy Andrews
#196. Me to Comma: I will never get use to you wanting to butt your way into my sentences
even if you're right. #Quote by Buffy Andrews
Writers On Writing quotes by Fennel Hudson
#197. Committing your thoughts and feelings to words is like putting your soul on a plate and hoping the diners will like what they eat. #Quote by Fennel Hudson
Writers On Writing quotes by Avijeet Das
#198. Your eyes hold all the answers to my life's problems. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Writers On Writing quotes by Nikita Dudani
#199. Confusion of a Writer - Sometimes I want all limelight to shine on me and sometimes I just want to vanish underneath the deep waters. #Quote by Nikita Dudani
Writers On Writing quotes by Oliver Markus Malloy
#200. Being self-employed means you work 12 hours a day for yourself so you don't have to work 8 hours a day for someone else. #Quote by Oliver Markus Malloy
Writers On Writing quotes by Mary Roach
#201. One of the maddening ironies of writing books is that it leaves so little time for reading others'. My bedside is piled with books, but it's duty reading: books for book research, books for review. The ones I pine for are off on a shelf downstairs. #Quote by Mary Roach
Writers On Writing quotes by Holly Lisle
#202. I started writing with intent to publish on January 1st, 1985, when, as my New Year's resolution, I resolved to finish a book before I turned 25. It's one of only a few New Year's resolutions I remember keeping - I finished that one with a couple weeks to spare. #Quote by Holly Lisle
Writers On Writing quotes by Wanda Sykes
#203. I have a well-balanced show. It's 50/50 on men/women, and also African-American/white writers, it's the same thing. I have four African-American writers, and four non-African-American writers. #Quote by Wanda Sykes
Writers On Writing quotes by Roberto Bolano
#204. Today I realized that what I wrote yesterday I really wrote today: everything from December 31 I wrote on January 1, i.e. today, and what I wrote on December 30 I wrote on the 31st, i.e. yesterday. What I write today I'm really writing tomorrow, which for me will be today and yesterday, and also, in some sense, tomorrow: an invisible day. But enough of that. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Writers On Writing quotes by Mary Garden
#205. In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing. #Quote by Mary Garden
Writers On Writing quotes by J.D. Salinger
#206. Keep me up till five because all your stars are out, and for no other reason ... Oh dare to do it Buddy! Trust your heart. You're a deserving craftsman. It would never betray you. Good night. I'm feeling very much over-excited now, and a little dramatic, but I think I'd give almost anything on earth to see you writing a something, an anything, a poem, a tree, that was really and truly after your own heart. #Quote by J.D. Salinger
Writers On Writing quotes by Matthew D. Heines
#207. Special Super Bowl Wisdom of the Ages: "Marshawn Lynch" Not really shy. Still extremely embarrassed he believed you can't be charged for beating up on large groups of people-as long as you are carrying a football. #Quote by Matthew D. Heines
Writers On Writing quotes by Elise Andrew
#208. To be honest, what I struggled with in my degree is what's so helpful when it comes to social media in that I lack focus. I'll start reading about evolutionary biology and end up on quantum physics. While that makes writing your dissertation very difficult, for a page like IFLS, that's amazing because I get a wide range of everything. #Quote by Elise Andrew
Writers On Writing quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#209. Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Writers On Writing quotes by Danielle Dutton
#210. I can be a fairly hands-on editor, and when I'm editing someone I feel intensely invested in that writer and her work. I love helping to shape a book, and I feel very privileged to get to do that with writers I'm excited about. I think doing that work for the past six years has changed me, and it better prepared me for the questions and suggestions. #Quote by Danielle Dutton
Writers On Writing quotes by Raymond Chandler
#211. Hammett wrote at first (and almost to the end) for people with a sharp, aggressive attitude to life. They were not afraid of the seamy side of things; they lived there. Violence did not dismay them; it was right down their street. Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not hand-wrought dueling pistols, curare and tropical fish. He put these people down on paper as they were, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes #Quote by Raymond Chandler
Writers On Writing quotes by Charles Frazier
#212. I've never been very attached to genre labels and never set out intentionally to write historic fiction. Besides, what you consider historic depends on how far back your memory extends. #Quote by Charles Frazier
Writers On Writing quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#213. He's a hot bath, a short breath, 5 days of summer pressed into 5 fingers writing stories on my body. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Writers On Writing quotes by Isaac Asimov
#214. Until I became a published writer, I remained completely ignorant of books on how to write and courses on the subject ... they would have spoiled my natural style; made me observe caution; would have hedged me with rules. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Writers On Writing quotes by Missy Lyons
#215. The sea of reporters on her lawn made Loretta Brooks do a double take. #Quote by Missy Lyons
Writers On Writing quotes by Tobias Lindholm
#216. I never thought about writing the part where the pirates get on board the ship. I wasn't interested in that. I'm not an action director. I'm sure that other guys could do it a lot better. I couldn't put my heart into it. #Quote by Tobias Lindholm
Writers On Writing quotes by Toby Emmerich
#217. I don't think any of us are careful enough about emails. When you are writing an email, you should imagine yourself in an auditorium speaking to 5,000 people, with your mother and grandmother in the audience, and it is being broadcast on CNN. #Quote by Toby Emmerich
Writers On Writing quotes by Sara Suleri
#218. New Haven cultivates ... an open gloom that seems happy to acknowledge disrepair and the superfluity of appearance ... I realized that what cramped the town was the weight of unwritten volumes: they scored lines of unfinished writing on every second face that walked the streets ... #Quote by Sara Suleri
Writers On Writing quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#219. Alas, many of these long-distance writers are not fascinating thinkers, and it's a dubious premise that someone who would be dull to walk round the corner with must be fascinating for a six-month trek. To hear about walking from people whose only claim on our attention is to have walked far is like getting one's advice on food from people whose only credentials come from winning pie-eating contests. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Writers On Writing quotes by Jeannie Davide-Rivera
#220. I can focus for hours on end reading, writing, or playing poker. The rest of the world disappears; I can forget it exists. It calms me, and the stress melts away. When I'm focused on one of my interests, I lose track of time, forget to eat, and am annoyed at even the interruption of needing to use the bathroom. #Quote by Jeannie Davide-Rivera
Writers On Writing quotes by Marian Keyes
#221. I knew it, I just knew it! The person who had the job of writing my life's dialogue used to work on a very low budget soap opera. #Quote by Marian Keyes
Writers On Writing quotes by Bee Wilson
#222. The old injunction 'Don't talk with your mouth full' is based on the presumption that, however multifunctional a mouth may be, it should only perform one job at a time. Humans have found a way around this limitation in the form of food writing. #Quote by Bee Wilson
Writers On Writing quotes by Jake Brown
#223. Expanding further on his own observations of Prince's writing style(s) during the course of the album's recording, fellow Paisley Park engineer Eddie Miller, who engineered the recording of 'Electric Chair' among other Prince recordings during the Batman era, recalled that "he would write all sorts of ways. I have to admit that I listened to some of his cassette demos that he would sometimes bring into the studio to reference (as I remember, he would hold the cassette player up to his ear, so you couldn't really hear it.). They were fascinating. His cassette demo technique was extremely crude but ingenious - it's like something you'd do if you had no access to any equipment. He'd use two cheap cassette recorders. If he wanted to hear drums, he'd record a human beat box rhythm for the length of the song - and most likely, he'd have the form of the song in his head while he was recording this. By the way, it was the same in the studio when he'd do his one man band approach to recording a song. He'd know the song in his head, and start out recording the drums for the song (it would essentially become the 'click track' - the way a click track should be). Back to the cassette demo - he'd then play his beat box groove over the speaker on the cassette recorder and sing the bass line while recording all this onto the second cassette machine. He'd build up a rhythm track this way, and then add vocals. And there's your demo. #Quote by Jake Brown
Writers On Writing quotes by Aristotle.
#224. The tragic fear and pity may be aroused by the Spectacle; but they may also be aroused by the very structure and incidents of the play - which is the better way and shows the better poet. The Plot in fact should be so framed that even without seeing the things take place, he who simply hears the account of them shall be filled with horror and pity at the incidents; which is just the effect that the mere recital of the story in Oedipus would have on one. To produce this same effect by means of the Spectacle is less artistic, and requires extraneous aid. #Quote by Aristotle.
Writers On Writing quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#225. Of publishing a book on religion, my dear sir, I never had an idea. I should as soon think of writing for the reformation of Bedlam, as of the world of religious sects. Of these there must be, at least, ten thousand, every individual of every one of which believes all wrong but his own. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Writers On Writing quotes by Rachel Thompson
#226. Survivors create survival mechanisms. Mine is pushing through. I push everything to the side, out of my line of vision, out of my mind and I focus relentlessly on my goal. Not sure what you'd call it, but who cares? I'm a fighter and that's enough. I live each day happy to wake up each morning to my children's bright eyes and warm cheeks. If pushing through gives me more days with the family I've created, with my writing, with my loves - fine by me. Call it what you want. I call it living. -Broken Places #Quote by Rachel Thompson
Writers On Writing quotes by M. Night Shyamalan
#227. Basically, when I'm writing something, I think about what is the subject of the piece. The subject of the piece is our fear of getting old, which is a variation on our fear of dying. #Quote by M. Night Shyamalan
Writers On Writing quotes by Gary Numan
#228. We have heard projects with some of the writers, who we've been in business with for a long time at the studio, that we've heard as a studio - often, pitches that are still in their formation stage where we or the writers have wanted our input on developing them. We've probably heard more pitches with the network hat on. Certainly all of the outside pitches are that way, and many of the pitches that have been in great shape coming out of the studio we've heard from a network perspective. #Quote by Gary Numan
Writers On Writing quotes by Anne Roiphe
#229. I feel that the world needs writers. We need to know what's really going on. #Quote by Anne Roiphe
Writers On Writing quotes by William Zinsser
#230. Tips can make someone a better writer but not necessarily a good writer. That's a larger package - a matter of character. Golfing is more than keeping the left arm straight. Every good golfer is a complex engine that runs on ability, ego, determination, discipline, patience, confidence, and other qualities that are self-taught. So it is with writers and all creative artists. If their values are solid their work is likely to be solid. #Quote by William Zinsser
Writers On Writing quotes by Neil Gaiman
#231. The secret to writing is just to write. Write every day. Never stop writing. Write on every surface you see; write on people on the street. When the cops come to arrest you, write on the cops. Write on the police car. Write on the judge. I'm in jail forever now, and the prison cell walls are completely covered with my writing, and I keep writing on the writing I wrote. That's my method. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Writers On Writing quotes by Michael Chabon
#232. It seemed to me that Q. was talking about the nature of the midnight disease, which started as a simple feeling of disconnection from other people, an inability to "fit in" by no means unique to writers, a sense of envy and of unbridgeable distance like that felt by someone tossing on a restless pillow in a world full of sleepers. Very quickly, though, what happened with the midnight disease was that you began actually to crave this feeling of apartness, to cultivate and even flourish within it. You pushed yourself farther and farther and farther apart until one black day you woke to discover that you yourself had become the chief object of your own hostile gaze. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Writers On Writing quotes by Dorothy M. Richardson
#233. Art demands what, to women, current civilisation won't give. There is for a Dostoyevsky writing against time on the corner of a crowded kitchen table a greater possibility of detachment than for a woman artist no matter how placed. Neither motherhood nor the more continuously exacting and indefinitely expansive responsibilities of even the simplest housekeeping can so effectively hamper her as the human demand, besieging her wherever she is, for an inclusive awareness, from which men, for good or ill, are exempt. #Quote by Dorothy M. Richardson
Writers On Writing quotes by Walter Isaacson
#234. It's a complex song, and it's fascinating to watch the creative process as they went back and forth and finally created it over a few months. Lennon was always my favorite Beatle. [ He laughs as Lennon stops during the first take and makes the band go back and revise a chord.] Did you hear that little detour they took? It didn't work, so they went back and started from where they were. It's so raw in this version. It actually makes the sound like mere mortals. You could actually imagine other people doing this, up to this version. Maybe not writing and conceiving it, but certainly playing it. Yet they just didn't stop. They were such perfectionists they kept it going This made a big impression on me when I was in my thirties. You could just tell how much they worked at this.
They did a bundle of work between each of these recording. They kept sending it back to make it closer to perfect.[ As he listens to the third take, he points out how instrumentation has gotten more complex.] The way we build stuff at Apple is often this way. Even the number of models we'd make of a new notebook or iPod. We would start off with a version and then begin refining and refining, doing detailed models of the design, or the buttons, or how a function operates. It's a lot of work, but in the end it just gets better, and soon it's like, " Wow, how did they do that?!? Where are the screws? #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Writers On Writing quotes by Kate Atkinson
#235. I think we should begin with a little exercise to flex our writing muscles,' Martha said, speaking very slowly as if she was on prescription drugs but I think it was just her way of trying to communicate with people less intelligent than she thought she was. #Quote by Kate Atkinson
Writers On Writing quotes by Carla H. Krueger
#236. When I write, it feels like there are two little creatures that sit on each of my shoulders. One whispers, "You can do this. You've got what it takes." The other sounds like my mother-in-law. #Quote by Carla H. Krueger
Writers On Writing quotes by May Sarton
#237. There is always some sleight of hand going on in writing autobiography. So much has to be left out, especially things that might hurt or dismay people. But in a novel one can say everything. The novel is often autobiography distilled and / or transcended. #Quote by May Sarton
Writers On Writing quotes by Lars Von Trier
#238. It's the opening of Manderlay in Cannes, and I'm sitting next to this guy who's writing for a tiny fictitious French paper called On the Sunny Side, and he's writing a review on the film, and he's obviously bored. Then he tells me about all the cars he owns, and how rich he is, and all these things. So, at a certain point, he says, "So what do you do?" Then I take out this very strange hammer we have in the Danish building business, and I say, "I kill." And then I kill him. It is as stupid as it sounds. #Quote by Lars Von Trier
Writers On Writing quotes by Philip Kerr
#239. The fascination for me writing about crime in Berlin was the idea that there was this much bigger crime taking place in the background, a fantastically epochal moment in history which is just going on. That just sort of makes the whole thing have a greater resonance. #Quote by Philip Kerr
Writers On Writing quotes by Julia Stone
#240. When I'm writing a song, things are always popping into my head, it's not so direct. It feels more like I'm in a room and there's this whole big jumble of clothes on the floor and it's like choosing what to wear. There are a lot of different things in there and you kind of pull something out and think, "No, that's not right," or you're like, "Yes I'll put this on with this." #Quote by Julia Stone
Writers On Writing quotes by Billy Bob Thornton
#241. Television is making, there was in independent film renaissance late '80s through the mid-90's. It was an amazing time. Television is doing that right now. So that's why everybody wants to do it. I mean if you're writing stuff like, you know, Fargo, or True Detective, or any of these things that are on, Breaking Bad, there are no rules in television. #Quote by Billy Bob Thornton
Writers On Writing quotes by Stephen King
#242. By writing a horror novel where this inexplicable disorder takes over in our ordered lives, you make order look better by comparison. But below that, there's a part of us that responds to the Who bashing their instruments to pieces on the stage. There's a very primitive part that says, "Do it some more." #Quote by Stephen King

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