Writing Tip Quotes

Quotes tagged as "writing-tip" (showing 1-30 of 35)
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 W. Yezak

Kathleen Baldwin
“My job as a writer is simple. Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world.
Some will love it.
Some will hate it.
That’s the nature of art.”
Kathleen Baldwin

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It’s ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The power of a writer is that he is a god of sorts. He can create his own worlds and populate them with his own people, all by the powers of his imagination. It's the closest a man can come close to the gods. No wonder the most successful writers are considered immortals”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We write, not because we claim to know more than others, but perhaps because we want to know more than others. Writers are explorers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You can edit what you write. Why not edit what you say? If it hurts somebody, you can still offer an apology or withdraw your statements”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I am what I have ever read”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“One day I will write a book. An epitaph”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A writer reports on the universe. When he presents his credentials, the gates of heaven and hell are equally opened to him. He can hear the devil’s defense and god’s accusations. The guards at the king’s heart let him in. The writer can be anything and any one he wants. When he writes he is a god, he creates.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A writer is never alone, he is always with himself”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I am sorry, I am not a writer. I simply put my thoughts on paper. Those helped by them call them a book and me a writer. Those who are not helped call it rubbish and me a fool. Both have reason.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is a competition between the writer and the page. When the page wins, you fail as a writer.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Words disappear in the air, but writing remains. If you want something to be remembered about you, write it down”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“One author said "I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history.” It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“People speak even after their death. Only do speak those who have recorded their speech in writing before they die, the rest go silent forever”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Ben Jonson
“For a man to write well, there are required three necessaries—to read the best authors, observe the best speakers, and much exercise of his own style.”
Ben Jonson

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Great characters- They are pivotal for a great plot. THEN a solid plot: Why then? If you do not have great characters it is impossible to create a good plot, nonetheless a solid one. Once you have built great characters for the scenes, there you have it. It’s just like the movies, you cannot have a great film if the characters are frail and their lines are weak as well. I guess great world-building comes along with a good plot. If there is something that will work fine in a novel is how you will develop from the theme. You’ve got to establish a good timeline, and from there it comes a world. You see the technical matters don’t match or matter as much to me. Even a poorly written story, if there is a good plot and great characters on it will make a divine combination There are simply many cases of it over the mainstream and that even reached the big screen.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, How to Make a Book

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Many writers write because they’ve been there, seen that, did it and burnt their fingers”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If I can write, who possibly can’t. Even drawing a line in the sand is writing”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You say you have nothing to write about? How do you find things to talk about? You can write about those things you like to talk about, that's your area of expertise”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is sharing. You share what you have. Great writers have more to share”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“. If you want to write, just write anything that comes into your mind. You will be surprised at how you can force inspiration to stand on your side.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Don't believe in everything that is written. Not everything that is written is true”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“You never know what you will write until you write it”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“How do you feel when you read stuff written by dead authors? A visit by a ghost?”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Writing is magic happening on paper”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Kathleen Baldwin
“My job as a writer is simple.
Write a book I’m proud of,
and present it as a gift to the world.
Some will love it.
Some will hate it.
That’s the nature of art.”
Kathleen Baldwin

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Every book has its ancestors”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Brian K. Friesen
“The biggest thing for aspiring writers I would say is that writing is hard work. You can’t sustain the fantasy that it should somehow be otherwise for you because you are more special or more committed than other aspiring writers. You aren’t sitting down to be entertained by the gods or to entertain yourself. At times it can be a thrill and it feels more like play, but we are easily deceived by whatever pleasures or rewards writing can offer. Exhilarating work is still work. Is it work, or is it play? And the answer is “yes.” Does it sometimes feel like it comes easily or naturally? Yes. But did it really come easily? No. Writing doesn’t offer the rhythmic endorphin hit you get scrolling down the screen clicking on memes. Are you up for the work it is going to take to become successful as a writer? It is going to be harder than you think. You are submitting to forces and to a process that you can’t fully control. There is maybe a tiny bit more control if you self-publish, and there is no shame in doing that, but even that is going to introduce hard work. Probably harder than you think. If my next novel can’t find a home, I’m not above self-publishing it in some capacity and then moving on to the next project.”
Brian K. Friesen

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you are writing fiction, think like a god. Release all the power of your imagination; create worlds and destroy them at your will, create as many miracles as your story needs”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

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