Writing Process Writing Advice Quotes

Quotes tagged as "writing-process-writing-advice" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Kailin Gow
“I'm grateful to my readers. Readers who buy and support authors, especially career authors, are the patrons who fund art, genius, innovation, and creativity. Out of all the books published, there will emerge the next Plato, Socrates, Einstein, Da Vinci, Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, Edison, Churchill, Tolstoy, and Tolkien. My readers help with my creative process because they help create the positive and supportive environment that allows me to keep writing the books and series my readers love. Thank You!" - Kailin Gow, Strong.”
Kailin Gow

Jacques Barzun
“The mind tends to run along the groove of one's intention and overlook the actual expression.”
Jacques Barzun, Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers

V.S. Naipaul
“If a writer knows everything that is going to happen, then his book is dead before he begins it.”
V.S. Naipaul

Shannon Celebi
“I’m sorry if...I get too personal, if I make you uncomfortable, but writing is like one of the seven deadly sins, like Sharing on Mr. Rogers, and once you get the bug you’re trapped in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe forever.”
Shannon Celebi

Shannon Celebi
“Just write. That's my only tip. And read. I guess that's two.”
Shannon Celebi

“...at seventeen I tried to write poetry confining myself solely to Anglo-Saxon words - don't know if it helped, but it made me more concrete ...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

John Steinbeck
“Sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one.”
John Steinbeck

Amy Joy
“Writing is easy. Writing well is hard work.”
Amy Joy

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.”
Jim Jarmuscdh

Ronald Dane
“Simply put: writing is rewriting.”
Ronald Dane

R.M. Donaldson
“Yes, writing is that easy. Yes, writing is that hard. But if you want to do it you can. Only you can stop you.”
R.M. Donaldson

“What a lover of words and their beauty discovers. . .is that there is literally a word for every object, material or immaterial, every relation, and every process that human beings have experienced. Because that is what words are: the crystallization in language of thousands of years of experience across numerous cultures and civilizations, each word being the most tangible flesh in which thought is tabernacled.”
Charles Johnson, The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

“Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.”
Lilian Hellman

Gudjon Bergmann
“An author who rewrites his own work must essentially be two people. One is the free flowing uncritical writer who creates the bulk of the material—the other is the extremely critical editor whose aim it is to make the book as good as it can become.”
Gudjon Bergmann, The Author's Blueprint

Eudora Welty
“No art ever came out of not risking your neck.”
Eudora Welty

“Your pen is your sword. Wield it wisely.”
C.A. Simonson

“Attempting to express a person’s objective reality and subjective state of mind with the written word is an endless task because writing alters our perception of reality and amends our mental equilibrium.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“To gain the book, one must give up all hope for the book. It is the only way the book can get written.”
Bonnie Friedman, Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

“Maybe it's my undiagnosed, adult-onset ADD, but I rarely have a problem with writer's block, a daunting blank page, or picking a topic. I read a lot and that helps”
Jon Obermeyer

Ernest Hemingway
“When I was writing, it was necessary for me to read after I had written. If you kept thinking about it, you would lose the thing you were writing before you could go on with it the next day. It was necessary to get exercise, to be tired in the body, and it was very good to make love with whom you loved. That was better than anything. But afterwards, when you were empty, it was necessary to read in order not to think or worry about your work until you could do it again. I had learned already never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.”
Ernest Hemingway