Quotes and sayings about tag  #on-writing

Quotes and sayings about tag  on-writing

19 Quotes

I am simply of the opinion that you cannot be taught to write. You have to spend a lifetime in love with words.

Craig Claiborne

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People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them.

Flannery O'Connor

Never put off writing until you are better at it.

Gary Henderson

A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

George Orwell

Write what should not be forgotten.

Isabel Allende

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London

Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.

Mark Twain

A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.

Mark Twain

You can fix anything but a blank page.

Nora Roberts

A good book isn't written, it's rewritten.

Phyllis A. Whitney

Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.

Michael Crichton

In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?

Rainer Maria Rilke

Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon.

Raymond Chandler

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.

Sinclair Lewis

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Stephen King

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

Virginia Woolf

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

W. Somerset Maugham

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.

William Wordsworth

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