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    Sol Stein
    “It can be said that one slip of point of view by a writer can hurt a story badly, and several slips can be fatal.' Stein on Writing”
    Sol Stein

  • #2
    Sol Stein
    “In our not-yet-acknowledged secret garden lie the seeds of some of our best not-yet-written stories”
    Sol Stein, How to Grow a Novel: The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them

  • #3
    Sol Stein
    “I see manuscripts and books that are spoiled for the literary reader because they are one long stream of top-of-the-head writing, a writer telling a story without concern for precision or freshness in the use of language. Some of this storytelling reads as if it were spoken rather than written, stuffed with tired images that pop into the writer's head because they are so familiar. The top of the head is fit for growing hair, but not for generating fine prose.”
    Sol Stein, How to Grow a Novel: The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them

  • #4
    Anna Bayes
    “People who label erotica writers as sluts/men-whores remind me of the mob that once condemned smart women as witches. Mankind has not evolved much.”
    Anna Bayes

  • #5
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #6
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #7
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #8
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
    Madeleine L'Engle

  • #9
    Anaïs Nin
    “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
    Anais Nin

  • #10
    Sylvia Plath
    “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

  • #11
    Stephen King
    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #12
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #13
    Stephen King
    “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
    Stephen King

  • #14
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

  • #15
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Ink, a Drug.”
    Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister

  • #16
    Belle Whittington
    “Why do I love writing YA? Because I get a chance to re-live my youth knowing all I know now...”
    Belle Whittington

  • #17
    Anne Frank
    “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
    Anne Frank

  • #18
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #19
    Aldous Huxley
    “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #20
    Franz Kafka
    “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”
    Franz Kafka

  • #21
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “Write about the emotions you fear the most.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson

  • #22
    Steve Martin
    “Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.”
    Steve Martin

  • #23
    Toni Morrison
    “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
    Toni Morrison

  • #24
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #25
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #26
    Stephen King
    “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
    Stephen King

  • #27
    Ernest Hemingway
    “The first draft of anything is shit.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #28
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #29
    Anton Chekhov
    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    Anton Chekhov

  • #30
    Joss Whedon
    “I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. ”
    Joss Whedon



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