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Quotes About Writing From The Heart

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William Wordsworth
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
William Wordsworth

Red Haircrow
“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”
Red Haircrow

Stephen King
“Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end it's about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well. It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. ...this book...is a permission slip: you can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will. Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink.
Drink and be filled up.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Elizabeth Reyes
“I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyeilding calling and my passion.”
Elizabeth Reyes

Melodie Ramone
“Write it. Just write it. Write it on receipts in the car while you wait for your kid to finish their piano lessons, scribble on napkins at lunch with friends. Type on crappy typewriters or borrow computers if you have to. Fill notebooks with ink. Write inside your head while you’re in traffic and when you’re sitting in the doctor’s office. Write the truth, write lies. Write the perfect spouse. Write your dreams. Write your nightmares. Write while you cry about what you’re writing, write while you laugh out loud at your own words. Write until your fingers hurt, then keep writing more. Don’t ever stop writing. Don’t ever give up on your story, no matter what “they” say. Don’t ever let anybody take away your voice. You have something to say, your soul has a story to tell. Write it. There is never any reason to be afraid. Just write it and then put it out there for the world. Shove it up a flag pole and see who salutes it. Somebody will say it’s crap. So what? Somebody else will love it. And that’s what writing’s about. Love. Love of the art, love of the story, and love for and from the people who really understand your work. Nobody else matters. Love yourself. Love your work. Be brave. Just write.”
Melodie Ramone

“Don’t write what you know—what you know may bore you, and thus bore your readers. Write about what interests you—and interests you deeply—and your readers will catch fire at your words.”
Valerie Sherwood

Patricia MacLachlan
“You will have a story in there. . . or a character, a place, a poem, a moment in time. When you find it, you will write it. Word after word after word after word.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word

Richard Peck
“The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.”
Richard Peck

Koren Zailckas
“I'd written Smashed not because I was ambitious and not because writing down my feelings was cathartic (it felt more like playing one's own neurosurgeon sans anesthesia). No. I'd made a habit--and eventually a profession--of memoir because I hail from one of those families where shows of emotions are discouraged.”
Koren Zailckas, Fury: A Memoir

Pete Townshend
“If you don't want anyone to know anything about you, don't write anything.”
Pete Townshend

Janet Fitch
“A novel is like a dream in which everyone is you. They’re all parts of yourself.”
Janet Fitch

“Words are the bones. Writing is the lungs. Reading is like breathing.”
T.L. Crain

Michel de Montaigne
“I speak to the paper, as I speak to the first person I meet.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Sara Winters
“I can't write to please everyone, but someone, somewhere will be touched if I put my heart into it.”
Sara Winters

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way you turn a phrase. You have a very important job--one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings--and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same.”
Brian McDonald, The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator

Patricia MacLachlan
“I, myself, write to change my life, to make it come out the way I want it to. But other people write for other reasons: to see more closely what it is they are thinking about, what they may be afraid of. Sometimes writers write to solve a problem, to answer their own question. All these reasons are good reasons. And that is the most important thing I'll ever tell you. Maybe it is the most important thing you'll ever hear. Ever.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word

James D. Maxon
“Fiction gives us a reach into the lives of individuals that would otherwise be but a closed door. If we are gifted with a desire to tell tales, then we should tell them . . . if only to reach but a few.”
James D. Maxon

“There is a ruthlessness to the creative act. It often involves a betrayal of the status quo.”
Alan Watt, The 90-Day Novel: Unlock the story within

“Writers are like supreme beings. We can create worlds in a matter of days and we can destroy them just as fast.”
Linda Nelson

Irving Wallace
“..kau harus memperlakukan kegiatan menulismu sebagai sebuah karier. Kau tidak boleh membicarakannya. Kau harus melakukannya-ingin melakukannya, suka melakukannya walaupun harus kesepian, merasa bahwa di bumi tidak ada yang lebih penting ketika kau sedang melakukannya.”
Irving Wallace

“Try as we might, we write what we write”
bg Thurston

Ashley Sanders
“I write to be a part of something - a world made up of words and ideas, which are sometimes painfully criticized, gratefully loved and can never be destroyed.”
Ashley Sanders

“Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~Sharon O'Brien”
Sharon O'Brien

“Though this child came in with nothing but excess baby fat, chemical brain waves, and mother and son bodily toxins on his legs, he had a fate fit for a modern day demigod.”
David Scheier

Javier A. Robayo
“Personal accounts flow from the heart and tend to be the most difficult to write. It's nearly impossible to remove the emotional undertones, and it takes so much courage to open those pages to everyone else.”
Javier A. Robayo

C.K. Webb
“I eat, breath and sleep and that makes me like everyone else. When I write, I become something much greater than flesh & bone; something that will stay behind long after that part of me is gone. Writing makes me special, readers make me everlasting.”
C.K. Webb

Carla H Krueger
“I held onto youthful freedom, that sense of discovery, and now I use it to communicate what excites and intrigues me for the benefit and enjoyment of my readers.”
Carla H Krueger

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