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Ernest Hemingway
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
Ernest Hemingway

Jonathan Carroll
“A short story is a sprint, a novel is a marathon. Sprinters have seconds to get from here to there and then they are finished. Marathoners have to carefully pace themselves so that they don't run out of energy (or in the case of the novelist-- ideas) because they have so far to run. To mix the metaphor, writing a short story is like having a short intense affair, whereas writing a novel is like a long rich marriage.”
Jonathan Carroll

James R. Paddock
“What some people call a nightmare, a writer calls a plot.”
James Paddock

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I bleed words.
I dream in narrative.
I live in infinite worlds.
I befriend figmental characters.
I wish on stars in other galaxies.
I harvest stories from a brooding muse.
I bloom under moonlight in hushed seclusion.
I am a writer.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

James R. Paddock
“Lie through your teeth and call it a novel. All will be well.”
James Paddock

“Sometimes you can write about a character's day in under a minute and sometimes it takes a day just to write about a minute.”
Jennifer v Clancy

Roman Payne
“Passionate attraction to someone of the opposite sex will make a hero or a fool of a novelist each time.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition

“Writing - the act of one person giving a piece of their soul to another.”
J. Spredemann

Crystal Evans
“Part of the desire to see each other succeed is to stop putting a price on success.”
Crystal Evans, Jamaican Acute Ghetto Itis

Sarah Gerdes
“You are an author, a public figure. You are going to be judged no matter what you write, so live your life in a way that’s pleasing and congruent to your soul”
Sarah Gerdes, Author Straight Talk

Kate Atkinson
“His head was always in the clouds. 'I'm writing a novel,' he told her. As if that was something to crow about. As if there weren't enough novels in the world already.”
Kate Atkinson, Shrines of Gaiety