Story Writing Quotes

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Pawan Mishra
“A writer gets to live yet another life every time he or she creates a new story.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Be a good reader first if you wish to become a good writer.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Brenda Ueland
“I found that many gifted people are so afraid of writing a poor story that they cannot summon the nerve to write a single sentence for months. The thing to say to such people is: "See how *bad* a story you can write. See how dull you can be. Go ahead. That would be fun and interesting. I will give you ten dollars if you can write something thoroughly dull from beginning to end!" And of course, no one can. ”
Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

Pawan Mishra
“Tell a story in fewer and simpler words.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Writing a story is like going on a date—you will spoil it if you aren't living in the moment.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Turn those deep feelings and obsessions of your heart into captivating pieces of literature.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Don’t interrupt when your characters take a flight of their own.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Don’t break the rules when you haven’t fully figured them out yet.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Good writing ideas don’t have to be about political turmoil, mass killings, capitalism, racism, injustice, and so on. Find that one idea that has deep roots in your heart.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Create a world in front of your readers where they can taste, smell, touch, hear, see, and move. Or else they are likely going to move on to another book.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Dreams are good at playing with your memory. They love leaving no trace behind and hate to show up once again in the morning.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Flannery O'Connor
“I'll call any length of fiction a story, whether it be a novel or a shorter piece, and I'll call anything a story in which specific characters and events influence each other to form a meaningful narrative. I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one. Then they find themselves writing a sketch with an essay woven through it, or an essay with a sketch woven through it, or an editorial with a character in it, or a case history with a moral, or some other mongrel thing. When they realize that they aren't writing stories, they decide that the remedy for this is to learn something that they refer to as "the technique of the short story" or "the technique of the novel." Technique in the minds of many is something rigid, something like a formula that you impose on the material; but in the best stories it is something organic, something that grows out of the material, and this being the case, it is different for every story of any account that has ever been written.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Pawan Mishra
“A writer can do without food for a few hours but not without the sight of books.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“If you think there is no time to write now, there will never be.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Ideas either age like fine wine or rot like potatoes over time.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“If you are a singer, you must sing. If you are a dancer, you must dance. If you are a writer, you must write. Don’t suffocate your heart.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“As you become a better writer, the writing becomes more difficult. You toil harder to tell a story in a smaller number of words.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Clichés are the viruses that infect your writing with diseases.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Pawan Mishra
“Your passion as an artist is a magnet that draws you at all times, but if you don’t follow, it will suffocate your heart.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Brenda Sutton Rose
“Write your story before it dies one single breath at time. Nobody cares if is the truth as long as it really happened.”
Brenda Sutton Rose

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Those who suffer much, have much to say.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Pawan Mishra
“If certain aspect needs to be inconsistent, it must better be consistently inconsistent throughout the story.”
Pawan Mishra, On Writing Wonderfully: The Craft of Creative Fiction Writing

Orson Scott Card
“The difference between science fiction and fantasy…is simply this, science fiction has rivets, fantasy has trees.”
Orson Scott Card

Brenda Sutton Rose
“Write your story before it dies one single breath at time. Nobody cares if it is the truth as long as it really happened.”
Brenda Sutton Rose

“A story has a vital starting point, a centric dynamism, and centrifugal force that propel its nerve impulses outward.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Tahsinur Rahman Shihan
“No matter how long a novel or how long a story, one sentence can give those novel's or story's knowledge .”
Tahsinur Rahman Shihan

जैनेन्द्र कुमार [Jainendra Kumar]
“कहानी लिखी जाने और पढ़ी जाने से, बची जाने की चीज़ हो जाये तो समझ लीजिये कि वेग आएगा कि अवरोध? कहानी एक ऐसी चीज़ है कि लिखने वाले और पढ़ने वाले के बीच किसी बिचौलिये की आवश्यकता नहीं होती।”
जैनेन्द्र कुमार [Jainendra Kumar], दस प्रतिनिधि कहानियाँ [Das Pratinidhi Kahaniyan]

“The purpose of a story is not to convey the value of truth, indeed the moral values”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“You may initially find yourself at a point of re-convincing that there could be a positive twist, and that's okay. Suspense naturally becomes sweeter when we let our faith save our favorite character.”
Chinonye J. Chidolue

Eleanor Davis
“Write a story
A story about yourself

A story about your life
Now, believe it

Now write another story, same subject
A better story
More interesting
Stronger characters.
Now, believe that.

Just keep writing
You have plenty of time”
Eleanor Davis, How To Be Happy

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