Novel Writing Quotes

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Jack Getze
“You don’t have to be around long to understand the world is a frightening place, that life includes situations you have no control over, that anything can happen. Everybody needs friends and a family.”
Jack Getze, Making Hearts

Jack Getze
“only a handful of pregnant women are like Emily; that is, they go to the hospital with pain and get the surprise of their life by delivering a child. Using Emily’s least-favorite math term, decimals, the number would be 0.0004 percent of all U.S. births. About fifteen hundred surprise babies a year.”
Jack Getze, Making Hearts

Joan Gelfand
“Seven-thirty. Time. Time is a Mobius strip. Coding. Working. Training. An endless ribbon of activity; iterations, pushing, perfecting. Doug heads for his car, not sure why he is leaving, or, where he is going.”
Joan Gelfand, Extreme

Amit Kalantri
“Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Roman Payne
“Who is better off? The one who writes to revel in the voluptuousness of the life that surrounds them? Or the one who writes to escape the tediousness of that which awaits them outside? Whose flame will last longer?”
Roman Payne

Amit Kalantri
“All worries are less with wine.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Roman Payne
“Rich will be my life if I
can keep my memories full
and brimming, and record
them on clear-eyed
mornings while I set
joyously to work setting
pen to holy craft.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Great losses are great lessons.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Be a worthy worker and work will come.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Linda W. Yezak
“Action is the pulse of any good story, but the character is the heart. If the action has no consequence to the character, the story loses heart.”
Linda Yezak

Graham Greene
“With a novel, which takes perhaps years to write, the author is not the same man he was at the end of the book as he was at the beginning. It is not only that his characters have developed--he has developed with them, and this nearly always gives a sense of roughness to the work: a novel can seldom have the sense of perfection which you find in Chekhov's story, The Lady with the Dog.
Graham Greene

Amit Kalantri
“Father has a strengthening character like the sun and mother has a soothing temper like the moon.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“In your name, the family name is at last because it's the family name that lasts.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Health is hearty, health is harmony, health is happiness.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“The decision is your own voice, an opinion is the echo of someone else's voice.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“If you can't impress them with your argument, impress them with your actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“If thinking should precede acting, then acting must succeed thinking.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“There's a precisely fine line between ego and self-respect and the line is not actually hard to find.”
Aryan Jain

“A true admirer is also an artist.”
Aryan Jain

Don Roff
“Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.”
Don Roff

Don Roff
“Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from virtually any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.”
Don Roff

Avijeet Das
“As you write your novel, you gradually start thinking like some of your characters in it. And at times the writer may lose himself completely in some character.”
Avijeet Das

Stewart Stafford
“My vampire novel, The Vorbing, was written when I lived n Dublin, Ireland. There was a park across the road from me that had a bat colony in it. I'd be writing about vampires after midnight, and you'd hear the sonar clicks of the bats near the window outside. You could say I was a method writer.”
Stewart Stafford

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