Quotation Explorer - 'Writing'

It’s not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word - William H. Gass
The ultimate aim of reading or writing poetry is to enrich one's life experience. - Marty Rubin
Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012] - John Green
However, the primary job of a servant of God is to speak or to write words to convict people of God's truth. So, in the speaking or in the writing of words, he witnesses for God. - Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. - Charles Caleb Colton
All good writing is persuasive writing; persuading the reader to buy what you're selling, to side with you, to believe the tales you tell. - Ramsey Isler
Writing a novel is like having a dream. - Haruki Murakami
Writing is the flip side of sex - it's only good when it's over. - Hunter S. Thompson
[While writing history], I've kept the most interesting company imaginable with people long gone. Some I've come to know better than many I know in real life, since in real life we don't get to read other people's mail. - David McCullough
An author spends months writing a book, and maybe puts his heart's blood into it, and then it lies about unread till the reader has nothing else in the world to do. - W. Somerset Maugham
When you are angry try your best to go to sleep, it keeps you away from speaking, writing and thinking while you are angry. - Amit Kalantri
For me, writing is just as much a choice as breathing. I can quit anytime I want, but not starting again would prove fatal. - Pamela Morris
I'm very much aware in the writing of dialogue, or even in the narrative too, of a rhythm. There has to be a rhythm with it Interviewers have said, you like jazz, don’t you? Because we can hear it in your writing. And I thought that was a compliment. - Elmore Leonard
Do you wait for things to happen, or do you make them happen yourself? I believe in writing your own story. - Charlotte Eriksson
Remember that writing is translation, and the opus to be translated is yourself. - E.B. White
Writing is the Art, re-writing the craft. - O'Brien Browne
Writing is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. - Catherine Drinker Bowen
While writing is like a joyful release, editing is a prison where the bars are my former intentions and the abusive warden my own neuroticism. - Tiffany Madison
It's a symbiotic process, writing. What I am makes the books—not part of me, all of me—and then the books themselves inform the sense of what I am. So the more I can be, the better the books will be. - Jeanette Winterson
In matters of good-lookingness, we writers are the ugliest of the bunch, and normally our appearance is akin to that of someone investigating a crime scene; though the women in American writing keep producing world-class beauty in droves, and there are many breathtaking writers among them. - Pat Conroy
I don’t mind writing philosophical thoughts. If I don’t want to die like one. - Debasish Mridha
Set your fantasies in the here and now and then, if challenged, claim to be writing Magical Realism. - Neil Gaiman
Writing is pure sweet freedom. - J. Hale Turner
Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college. - Kurt Vonnegut
I don't think I'm essentially interested in children's books. I'm interested in writing, and in pictures. I'm interested in people and in children because they are people. - Margaret Wise Brown
There is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery, of happy accident. - H.L. Mencken
It is an awesome tragedy in this life that, when asking what a person is and they reply doctor or lawyer or engineer, we don't say "Well thats a nice little hobby, but why don't you take up writing or painting or music? - D.A. Botta
Rules such as "Write what you know," and "Show, don't tell," while doubtlessly grounded in good sense, can be ignored with impunity by any novelist nimble enough to get away with it. There is, in fact, only one rule in writing fiction: Whatever works, works. - Tom Robbins
I have a face for radio and a voice for writing. - Grant McLachlan
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
One of underestimated tasks in nonfiction writing is to impose narrative shape on an unwieldy mass of material. - William Zinsser
I don’t know who you are or where you are, but I know your deep driving desires. I am writing to you to make your life a little easier and better. - Debasish Mridha
If your life is worth thinking about,it is worth writing about. - Robin S. Sharma
What is the best way to write? Each of us has to discover her own way by writing. Writing teaches writing. No one can tell you your own secret. - Gail Sher
I'm merely dying to be remembered for simply writing about my living memories - Michael Biondi
Writing for children is an art in itself, and a most interesting one. - Enid Blyton
I love my style of writing. Nope, it's not the most poetic stuff you've ever read but you know, it can evoke emotions and images and smells and sensations, and that is what I set out to do. - Erin M. Truesdale
For me, writing is immortality. It is wisdom. It is never-ending. - Alecia Stone
An ancient sage held that in different ages, humans held the senses in different ratios, according to the media by which they communicated and expressed themselves. Hence before writing, the ear was the royal sense. After writing, the eye. - Karl Schroeder
I really think that writing about sex is writing about the mind. - Jane DeLynn
Never tell anyone that you're writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. They'll encourage you to death. - Lynn Johnston
The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me. - Rosita Forbes
Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow. - Margaret Atwood
Writing is hard work, not magic. It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for. What is your intent? What do you want the reader to get out of it? What do you want to get out of it. It's also about making a serious time commitment and getting the project done. - Suze Orman
It's often a matter of sitting in front of the computer and worrying. It's what writing comes down to--worrying that things aren't going to work out. - Khaled Hosseini
All the time I'm not writing I feel like a criminal. It's horrible to feel felonious every second of the day. It's much more relaxing to actually write. - Fran Lebowitz
There are two motives for writing a book: one, that you may save what you know, the other, that you may share what you know with the public. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Our parents are the coolest parents ever. No other generation went on from writing letters to their own parents to sending snapchats to their own kids. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Write about fear. Write about pain. Write about heartache and resentment. Nothing worth reading comes from writing what can be said out loud. - Alexandra Cruz
Writing a novel is like traveling the universe on foot. - Dennis R. Miller
I don't believe in writer's block. Who can function working seven days a week at at job. It's the same with writing. Take a break and let the words come to you. It rarely comes if you force it and if it does, you'll probably regret what you wrote down on paper. - Lillian R. Melendez
All writing is rewriting. - John Green
Writing is lonely. Until that moment you write your first character and suddenly you have company. - Eliza Green
Never put off writing until you are better at it. - Gary Henderson
Sometimes, as much as writing saves one’s own life, you cannot imagine how it will save another’s. This is another reason why it is important to do the work, over and over again. It is food, the kind a soul needs. - Lilith Saintcrow
Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. - Philip Levine
I could not think without writing. - Jean Piaget
Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work.It’s about the writer you’re becoming while creating - T.N. Suarez
It’s not so much about writing the story of Christmas itself, as ingenious as it is. In reality, it’s much more about writing the story of Christmas into the story of life so that it will become the story of life. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. - Robert Benchley
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or a new thing in an old way. - Richard Harding Davis
Panicky despair is an underrated element of writing. - Dave Barry
I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t remember what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose. - P.G. Wodehouse
Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth. - Khaled Hosseini
You either have to write or you shouldn't be writing. That's all. - Joss Whedon
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.' - Neil Gaiman
If we are exhorted to play simple melodies with beauty rather than difficult ones with error, the same should be applied to writing; simple words greater effect. - Sonia Rumzi
Only something extremely dire and disabling will ever stop a real writer from writing. Retirement is never an option. - Warren Adler
The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity. - Bill Watterson
He wastes his time over his writing, trying to accomplish what geniuses and rare men with college educations sometimes accomplish. - Jack London
Writing is the dancing of the mind on a stage called paper. - Debasish Mridha
Writing is like a mental masturbation to me. - Lina K. Lapina
Write at a pace that doesn't surpass your creative flow. Don't be hasty; don't be sloppy. Don't forfeit impressive writing for an impressive word count. Because eventually it will all have to be edited, and you'll find that it is harder to make bad writing good than to make good writing better. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Writing my own novels in the '90s...I never imagined that in ten years, science and rationality would require explanation and defense in a world rocked and ruled by religious fervor. - Mary Doria Russell
The desire to write grows with writing. - Desiderius Erasmus
I've always felt that good writing does not have to be literary. - Sara Sheridan
If a bloke gave you a hundred quid for a book you can bet your life it’s his way, but if all the poor and suffering people raise their hats to you for writing it - that’s different; it makes it worthwhile then. - Alan Marshall
I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being concious of living. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn't write! - Margarita Gakis
For me, writing isn't about money and fame. It's about passion, an art form that I want to share with the world, expand the horizons to new worlds, new experiences, and new adventures. - Jason W. Blair
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright
I am writing just to inspire you, encourage you, empower you, and give you hope when you are fighting your life's battle. - Debasish Mridha
I don't believe in writer's block. Who can function working seven days a week at job. It's the same with writing. Take a break and let the words come to you. It rarely comes if you force it and if it does, you'll probably regret what you wrote down on paper. - Lillian R. Melendez
Writing is an adventure. There is no way to know where it will take you, and what you will find. You could find success. You could find fans. Or, best of all, you could find yourself. - M. Kirin
After writing a story I was always empty and both sad and happy, as though I had made love, and I was sure this was a very good story although I would not know truly how good until I read it over the next day. - Ernest Hemingway
Productive writing begins from understanding the idea. - Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba
...there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness, too. That was writing. - Markus Zusak
Life was not to be sitting in hot amorphic leisure in my backyard idly writing or not writing, as the spirit moved me. It was, instead, running madly, in a crowded schedule, in a squirrel cage of busy people. Working, living, dancing, dreaming, talking, kissing- singing, laughing, learning. - Sylvia Plath
Writing is a form of art. Do not use New Times Roman or Arial because it's boring and hackneyed. - Natalya Vorobyova
History, writing, infect after a time a man's sense of himself... - A.S. Byatt
Writing is a product of silence. - Carrie Latet
If you can read the book and say, ‘Space Marines, YEEEAAAHHH!’ That’s Military Science Fiction. (Brigham Young writing lecture, March 2012) - Brandon Sanderson
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. - Cyril Connolly
It’s easy to write a sentence, paragraph, or book. What’s difficult is writing the best sentence, paragraph, or book, you can write. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If you can still write in spite of the fact that you're not getting paid, that nobody cares about what you're writing, that nobody wants to publish it, that everybody is telling you to do something else, and you still want to and you still enjoy it and you can't stop doing it...then you're a writer. - Joanne Harris
You keep seeing your picture on posters that you are missing but you're not. That'd be weird, right? Or say you look down at the sidewalk and earthworms are spelling your name. Or you open a peanut bag and the 'hello' is written in your writing on the inside of the shell. Would that weird ya? - Lynda Barry
Writing is the supreme solace. - W. Somerset Maugham
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are. - George Eliot
Thinking before writing how I feel. That's how I'm able to write all the lies and wrongs. How else can one write something like a fake smile ? - Muhammad Faizan Khan.
To be a writer - write! To be an author - publish! To be a bestselling author - never stop writing! - David Maxwell
Writing is the thing that props me up. - Horton Foote
You get a confident: "Can Do Attitude," by practicing to be excellent. Since you earn success by being determined, higher willpower is also earned, too. Raise yourself to excellence by writing your goals and working hard on them. Drive yourself to success. - Mark F. LaMoure
One of my favourite parts of writing is doing the research. It's the door into that magical reading/writing state - the raw material for making the story real. - Sara Sheridan
One of the things everybody seems to want to ask writers is, "Where do you get your ideas?" When people ask me this, my usual response is, "Ideas are the easy part. The hard part is writing them down. - Patricia C. Wrede
When you're writing, you're creating something out of nothing ... A successful piece of writing is like doing a successful piece of magic."[As quoted on WritersServices, 6 March 2012] - Susanna Clarke
I'm writing. The pages are starting to stack up. My morale is improving the more I feel like a writer. - Neil Gaiman
I've probably put my 10,000 hours into writing, but I believe writing well is also greatly influenced by certain intangibles like mood and inspiration. - Bill Loguidice
Thank God For Writing, As Now I Can Work Until My Last Breath! - Latif Mercado
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth. - Paula Danziger
My advice would be to write-never to stop writing, to keep it up all the time, to be painstaking about it, to write until you begin to write. - Gabriel Fielding
The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering. - Tom Waits
You don’t get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion. - L. Ron Hubbard
Writing can be taught or learned in the vacuum. We must say to students in every area of knowledge: "This is a how other people have written about this subject. Read it; study it; think about it. You can do it too. - William Zinsser
When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. - Enrique Jardiel Poncela
Writing is like daydreaming through your fingers. - Jenna Alatari
I am writing for her... for the universe to hear... but her screams have made me deaf... and my passion has blinded her… I Wish she was here... my hugs could cure her ... I am her medicine… all her fears would be removed, and the magic she would feel - Konstantinos Kyriakou.K.K
He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet. - Benjamin Disraeli
Writing the same kind of material is no guarantee you'll be working from the same ethos so that writers from different fields are just as likely to have an understanding of each other's work as someone working in the same genre. - Sara Sheridan
As we change, our writing changes too. You cannot write the same poem twice. And that's a good thing. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Writing is something you Do and not discuss. Talk is cheap, wishes are free and a fool is included with every purchase. So spend your time wisely. - Jaime Reed
I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa
Writing Vampire Erotica is like writing sex scenes for porcupines. - Benjamin R. Smith
Have more than one idea on the go at any one time. If it's a choice between writing a book and doing nothing I will always choose the latter. It's only if I have an idea for two books that I choose one rather than the other. I ­always have to feel that I'm bunking off from something. - Geoff Dyer
Not everyone will like what you write but there's a certain group who'll love what you write. Keep WRITING for them. - David Chuka
Mistress Creation keeps calling my name... i long for her, and she, for me... we will be reunited soon. In the interim, i bide my time dreaming of her, writing about her and stretching her across the vast landscape of my imagination. "Soon", i whisper to her, "Soon - Jaeda DeWalt
Any academic skill is quickly achievable if charged with clear purpose and an appeal to enthusiastic self-interest. Tarzan of the Apes only needed about twenty minutes to figure out how to read the beautiful Jane Porter’s cursive writing. - T.K. Naliaka
All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland. - Jimi Hendrix
Just tell the truth, and they'll accuse you of writing black humor. - Charles Willeford
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988) - John Irving
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice. - Cyril Connolly
My plan is to continue teaching many more years than the 32 years I've already enjoyed and continue writing, and promoting my books and websites if it's God will. - Ana Monnar
Writing is a solitary occupation. - Bernard Cornwell
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them. - John Steinbeck
Its weird how i dream things that are worth writing.Its like God is writing them into my mind while i am sleeping and the moment i woke up i know i have to write what i dreamt - Tebogo Phakedi
Writing is mostly a case of mood management. The emotion you have is not absolute, it is temporary. It may be useful, but it is not the truth. It is not you. - Anne Enright
A Piece of writing has to seduce the reader, it has to suspend disbelief and earn the reader's trust - Po Bronson
Writing is so much more productive when it is set on fire, for then and only then can you feel the passion spewing forth from the writer’s heart. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
For me, writing stories set, well, wherever they're best set, is a form of cultural curiosity that is uniquely Scottish - we're famous for travelling in search of adventure. - Sara Sheridan
Don’t stop writing until someone pries the pen from your cold, dead hands. - James J. Tritten
The best way of writing sex scenes is to do the first draft, orgasm, and then start editing. You can be objective post-orgasm. - Christos Tsiolkas
The fact of the matter is that you should really stop concerning yourself with writing a book because anyone can write a book that totally sucks. There is nothing special about that. - Ashly Lorenzana
Writing means not just staring ugliness in the face, but finding a way to embrace it. - Veronica Roth
I find that writing is as magical as the genre I write in. When the story comes alive and takes over, it's truly a journey to another world. - K.M. Randall
An author is similar to an actor. They play many characters in their lives—photographer, nurse, dancer, doctor, writer, etc. As an author, you have to learn your craft, know each and every element to become that character you’re writing about to be able to live and breathe what they do. - Mischa Temaul
Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can't erase it. - E.B. White
One of the things I learned about writing a memoir is you can’t drag the reader through everything. Every human life is worth 20 memoirs. - Andre Dubus III
Writing is talking to yourself-with the hope of being overheard. - Marty Rubin
Writing poetry is a state of free float - Margaret Atwood
You are the author of your success, daily writing a new page to the book of your life. Be inspired. Believe in yourself. Practice at becoming an excellent person at what you want. Rome wasn't built in a day, so have patience, as you build your life with success and boldness. - Mark F. LaMoure
In the wander land, we engage ourselves in writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The day you left, it felt like I lost a diary in which I had been writing for so long. Now all that memories flashes in bits and pieces inside my head always and makes me wish that I could sit back and read it all over again. - Akshay Vasu
Moral writing is boring. - Johan Van Wyk
Writing is a dog’s life, but the only one worth living. - Gustave Flaubert
The places and people in the following stories have been represented accurately to the best of my ability; yet my writing is supposed to be a tale, and as in any historical novel, my own imagination has blended with fact to create poetical reality. - Eric Sloane
I sometimes think that writing is like driving a sheep down the road. If there's any gate open to the left or the right the reader will most certainly go into it. - C.S. Lewis
You can write any time people will leave you alone and not interrupt you. Or rather you can if you will be ruthless enough about it. But the best writing is certainly when you are in love. - Ernest Hemingway
I like how writing can take you off for a jaunt in your head and then set you back down in the chair where you've been all along. - Georgann Low
Writing cannot express all words, words cannot encompass all ideas. - Confucius
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
I have never thought of writing as hard work, but I have worked hard to find a voice. - Randy Pausch
Writing opens the door to imagination. - Joe Evener
When you are writing you're creating beauty for mind. - Debasish Mridha
Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don't think anyone could havemade me do it, or prevented me from doing it. - J.K. Rowling
A writer never takes a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing - Eugène Ionesco
There are days when writing is within my power and a story unfolds along a course I've already chosen. And then there are days when the words breathe on their own and take me by the hand, leading me along unfathomed paths. Either way, the end result is this author's fairytale. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. - John Steinbeck
Writing is the delicate, difficult, and dangerous means of succeeding in avowing the unavowable. - Hélène Cixous
The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature. - C.S. Lewis
Writing is not about the voices in your head, but the voices that make the great leap to the page. - J.H. Glaze
Writing is wretched, discouraging, physically unhealthy, infinitely frustrating work. And when it all comes together it’s utterly glorious." Ralph Peters - National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Pep Talk
I've been obsessed with stories since I was a kid so it's no surprise that I ended up writing for a living. - Sara Sheridan
Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact. - A.E. van Vogt
Writing is 90% procrastination, 8% perspiration, and 6%biscuitNone of it is math. - Almney King
When you are falling short in vocabulary to explain the emotion in your story.Than you are writing the right story - Tushar Upreti
Writing well means never having to say, "I guess you had to be there. - Jef Mallett
Writing is a lot like making soup. My subconscious cooks the idea, but I have to sit down at the computer to pour it out. - Robin Wells
Writing is a profession that has no real career structure and your best advice when you hit a difficulty is probably going to come from another writer one or two rungs on the career ladder ahead of you. - Sara Sheridan
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
sometimes i am not sure.if i am writing the poemor the poemis writing me. - Sanober Khan
we are writing our own ‪#‎karma‬! I mean my test cases - ahkeno
Writing fiction is a way of expressing feelings and revealing a certain truth about life, goals, dreams and desires. - Ann Marie Aguilar
The hard fact is that writing is available to readers because of market factors as much as particular writing talent. - Sara Sheridan
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading. - Charles Kuralt
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
Speech is the body part of thinking, the voice of the mind. Writing is the blood and mind mixing to speak through the fingers, through the hands. - Lenora Champagne
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. - Mao Tse-tung
They fuck you up, your mum and dad', and if you're planning on writing that's probably a good thing. But if you are planning on writing and they haven't fucked you up, well, you've got nothing to go on, so then they've fucked you up good and proper. - Alan Bennett
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. - Francis Bacon
Writing is the emotional morphine. - Mariam Maarouf
I would not be myself without writing. - Mary Sage Nguyen
I'm a writer, but I'm not writing to entertain you, I'm writing to keep alive my knowledge. - Tanmaya Guru
I am writing something very simple that will change you and change the world. - Debasish Mridha
Through writing, an author opens the window of his heart through which a reader can see the inner self of the author. - Debasish Mridha
Writing and art are my lovers - Edna Stewart
Writing is turning life's worst moments into money. - J.P. Donleavy
The habit of writing for my eye is good practice. It loosens the ligaments. - Virginia Woolf
Writing is the dancing of words, sometimes it is beautiful and meaningful, sometimes it is not. - Debasish Mridha
Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that is about how amazing books are and how amazing the people who write books are. Writers love writing books like this, and for some reason, we let them get away with it. - Josh Lieb
Real-life duties eat valuable writing time. - Rayne Hall
Writing is storytelling and all of us are authors, not just of words but of reality. You are the author of your life, so go out and live! Then never quit writing about it! - Ben Mikaelsen
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. - David Sedaris
Eventually I’ll stop writing about you and it’ll be bittersweet. Not because I’m not in love with you, but because I’ll just love you. - Dominic Riccitello
So here I am with this double life, one where my grammatically incorrect writing is a nice success with tens of thousands of readers, and another one where my carefully written books are read by a dozen people. - Christian A. Dumais
Writing is like baking cupcakes, you're trying to make something from the raw. Like with cupcakes it's flour and eggs and stuff, and with books it's ideas and words. The end result is the same though, you want people to eat them up. - Emma Shortt
Writing fiction feels like an adventurous act, nudging aside reality a word at a time. - James Van Pelt
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort. - Toni Morrison
Writing comes from the fear of failure not from the joy of winning. - Debasish Mridha
A miracle is when you take action on your written goal, and create reality by working to make it happen. Transform your dreams to the material world by writing your goals, taking action and by being determined to make them happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
Writing is about truth, whether it be fiction or a school essay. Don't give in and 'fake it till you make it.' Criticize what upsets you. - Bryant Loney
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing. - Kingsley Amis
When a day goes by and I haven't written anything, I better have been doing something worth writing about. - P.S. Bartlett
The passion for self improvement is the love for reading, learning and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It's a phenomenal experience jumping from the devious mind of a sorceress bent on conquering the world to the compassionate musing of a queen capable of healing life with a touch—all in a flicker of thought. That's why I love writing. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A writer needs to ingest love to be passionate. Passion is a metabolite of love, and good writing is an active metabolite of passion. - Roman Payne
I have been writing now for over a week. I find it cleansing, refreshing; it is good for me. (p.531) - Storm Constantine
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James A. Michener
Vigorous writing is concise. - William Strunk Jr.
[Speaking about writing her first novel] You have to be passionate enough about it and I was. - Kristyn Van Cleave
It all comes down to the written word and just how comfortable I am writing them. - C.F. Heller
Writing is easy: just stare at the screen of your computer until a tear drops on your keyboard. - Paulo Coelho
I cannot bear natural light when I'm writing. - Stephen Fry
The fact that Iam writing to youin Englishalready falsifies what Iwanted to tell you.My subject:how to explain to youthat I don't belong to Englishthough I belong nowhere else,if not herein English. - Gustavo Perez Firmat
Know that you will eventually have to leave everything behind; the writing will demand it of you. - Natalie Goldberg
No matter how different you are, your idea is, your art, your writing, your product, your concept, show it to the world. Just do it. Show who you are to the world. This is what you are here to do. - Eileen Anglin
Writing is like painting a painting. Layer over layer over layer. - Kevin James Breaux
185. Perhaps this is why writing all day, even when the work feels arduous, never feels to me like "a hard day's work." Often it feels more like balancing two sides of an equation - occasionally quite satisfying, but essentially a hard and passing rain. It, too, kills the time. - Maggie Nelson
I’ve always said, ‘I have nothing to say, only to add.’ And it’s with each addition that the writing gets done. The first draft of anything is really just a track. - Gore Vidal
I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles. - Shannon Hale
As an author, I want to write what I’m inspired to write. Not what my readers want me to write. I feel like the books will ultimately be better if my heart is fully into what I’m writing. - Colleen Hoover
Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought? - Joan Didion
You thought I was writing The Truth? Honey, I don't even know what The Truth means. - Hugh Elliott
Writing is like a lump of coal. Put it under enough pressure and polish it enough and you might just end up with a diamond. Otherwise, you can burn it to keep warm. - A.J. Dalton
In writing, the point is not to manifest or exalt the act of writing, nor is it to pin a subject within language; it is, rather, a question of creating a space into which the writing subject constantly disappears. - Michel Foucault
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' - Jef Mallett
God is love, but get it in writing. - Gypsy Rose Lee
One should never use exclamation points in writing. It is like laughing at your own joke. - Mark Twain
When I'm writing, I'm waiting to see somebody, and I'm waiting to hear them. It's almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability. - Charles Baxter
Good writing is more about graft and craft than inspiration and aspiration. - Johnny Rich
Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing... the rest will follow. - Jane Yolen
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. - Ernest Hemingway
One's writing is good only when the intelligence and the imagination are in equilibrium. As soon as one of them overbalances the other, it's all up; you may as well throw it away and begin afresh. - Leo Tolstoy
What’s the use of writing poetry for your peers? I don’t think I should sell my poetry to other poets. If that’s who my audience is, I’m dead, I’m not going to make any money. - Harley King
Television has raised writing to a new low. - Samuel Goldwyn
Writing a book with completely fictitious characters is like running a democracy, centered around a capital state. You constantly live with the fear & suspicion that one of the characters will start an uncontrollable rebellion. - Shomprakash Sinha Roy
A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing. - Garrison Keillor
Writing is like life: it goes on. - Marty Rubin
The key to good writing is to leave Boo Radley in the house until the end of the story. - Michael P. Naughton
Only half of writing is saying what you mean. The other half is preventing people from reading what they expected you to mean. - James Richardson
The longer the wondering, the longer the writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing. - Randy K. Milholland
I personally believe that one learns to write by writing. - Jack Jordan
Writing is the easiest way to escape from the real world. - Anna Jean Ouellette
Eugenics has always been the escape valve of single payer socialized medicine. Havelock Ellis was writing about them as one and the same prior to the fin-de-siecle. Culling out of control population growth and the economic drain of the incurably sick has always been a part of socialized medicine. - A.E. Samaan
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin
Learn as much by writing as by reading. - Lord Acton
The ultimate goal of writing is forgiveness. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
will you be the one reading the book or writing the book - Abe
We are in the middle of the biggest revolution in reading and writing since the advent of the Gutenberg press. - Sara Sheridan
I can't believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off! - Matt Groening
Writing is the light of imagination playing over shadow of thoughts. - Khaled Talib
Publishing is a business and writing is an art. The two have to be crammed together despite the clearly different motivations behind them. - Michelle M. Pillow
A person who doesn't have a structured way of writing their goals will experience disorder, even in the comfort zone. - Onyi Anyado
By writing quotes...I mark a trail of my soul's journey in this realm. - Toba Beta
There is a difference between a poem and a writing incrusted with a feel of Poetry to fall within range - Mpho Leteng
If I thought that what I'm doing when I write is expressing myself, I'd junk the typewriter. Writing is a much more complicated activity that that. - Susan Sontag
I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. - Lloyd Alexander
Writing is a solitary existence, especially if you forget to chat to your friends sorry, I meant characters. - Carla H. Krueger
When you're writing what you love, it's the most fun you can have with your clothing still on, unless of course, you write naked. - Don Roff
If I could split myself into five people, I would still be behind on my writing schedule. I see now why James Patterson cloned himself so many times. - Peter James West
I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I'm the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation. - Tom Stoppard
There is creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing to writing, all you have to do is, sit on the computer and bleed your thoughts. - Santosh Kalwar
Writing is a sacred passion. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing is my passion. It’s in my blood like a talent is. Like dancing, or singing, or drawing, I write. I can never stop writing. It helps me to express everything I’m afraid to talk about out loud when I need to say it the most. It’s my pacifier in a way... - Melissa C. Hamilton
Writing is both mask and unveiling. - E.B. White
The brain is like a muscle; books are the diet and writing is the workout. - Stewart Stafford
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of magic. - Carl Sagan
No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake.... - Alexander Trocchi
There's nothing more exciting than science. You get all the fun of sitting still, being quiet, writing down numbers, paying attention. Science has it all.
My greatest qualification for writing fiction was my ability, as a child, to lie with a straight face. - Ashwin Sanghi
…when writing, always hook the reader with your first sentence…in love, never settle…value yourself first and this will help you to value others…life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest…everyone in the world is different, and that’s ok… - Spider Robinson
It is difficult for me to commit to an manuscript. Once, I get finished writing it. I get this feeling of adrenaline, and satisfaction. This is when the amusement begins, for the writer's side of me. - Mary Sage Nguyen
If the people could be awakened to their senses by mere preaching or writing, then probably no person would be smoking upon seeing the statutory warning on cigarette packets. - Anuj Somany
Writing enlarges the landscape of the mind. - V.S. Pritchett
You are not responsible for the reader, you're only responsible for what you are writing. - Debasish Mridha
My writing, it’s my way of making sense of everything. My way to feel whole. May I never be complete and may I never feel content please, let me always have the need, always have the urge to write. - Charlotte Eriksson
It takes writing a billion bad words before you get to the good ones. - Ray Bradbury
One reason why fiction is a human necessity is that it satisfies many unconscious as well as conscious needs. It would be important if it only touched the conscious mind, as expository writing does. But fiction is important, too, because it teaches the unconscious. - Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this: novelists finish their books. - Nancy Etchemendy
I’ve realized the most effective writing and living are done when we are willing to be vulnerable. I think we spend most of our lives trying to cover up our insecurities. - Katie Kiesler
You can make anything by writing. - C.S. Lewis
No one has something original or important to say will willing we run the risk of being misunderstood; people who write obscurely are either unskilled in writing or up to mischief - William Zinsser
You’re writing someone’s ‘future’ favorite book. - M. Kirin
That isn't writing at all, it's typing. - Truman Capote
Write. Write write write write WRITE. Write. Now.(This is an inspirational writing quote.) - Jen Lynn Anderson
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W. Somerset Maugham
You have the itch for writing born in you. It's quite incurable. What are you going to do with it? - L.M. Montgomery
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. - Booker T. Washington
The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them. - Jeff Jarvis
Devote yourself to reading, learning and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing a novel is like going a great distance to take a small shit. - Harlan Ellison
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it. - Ernest Hemingway
True writing is not an art or science but it's an anthem to preach own soul - Kunal Jajal
With acting, you gotta wait until someone gives you a role in a play or movie. With writing, you're not dependent on others, you don't have to wait. You can sit down and just create. - Donal Logue
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. - Mark Twain
Writing without responsibility is like taking out your cloths in public and begging people to not look at you. - M.F. Moonzajer
You will always find me writing and reading as long as I have the breath of life within me. - K.D. Green
I would willingly pass my life writing and re-writing the same book - that one book every writer carries within him - the image of his own soul. - Ignazio Silone
I kill my loneliness by reading and (then) writing, damn. - Desi Puspitasari
The only end of writing is to enable readers better to enjoy life or better to endure it. - Samuel Johnson
Writing is more than just a method to tell stories. It’s a way to find healing, and to healing others. - M. Kirin
Writing is prayer. - Franz Kafka
With your life, you are writing the history of the universe. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Dear Mrs. Black: On seven prior occasions this company has denied your claim in writing. We now deny it for the eighth and final time. You must be stupid, stupid stupid, stupid! - John Grisham
At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night. - H.P. Lovecraft
I'm considering writing a self-help book and giving people 20 cents to read it. This way, I can be sure they all get new paradigms. - Ryan Lilly
Sometimes writing is like playing with fire… like trying to tame an uncontrollable beast. - A.D. Posey
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
If you schlep a shit job everyday, keep and feed a little secret life--whether it's writing, art, running, music, your thoughts. It's yours. - Don Roff
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. - Franz Kafka
Writing is a process of creating yourself again and again for an ever-searching mind. - Debasish Mridha
A miracle is when you take action on your written goal, and make it reality by working hard to create it. Transform your dreams into the real world, by writing your goals, taking action and making them happen. This is the short recipe for personal success. - Mark F. LaMoure
To me, making a tape is like writing a letter there's a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again, and I wanted it to be a good one. - Nick Hornby
Reading books is a way for you to communicate with and learn from the best thinkers that are writing today and that have ever lived. - Joshua Rogers
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work, and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. - Isadora Duncan
Seeing your own name on the book cover is like hearing your book saying, "Hi. Thanks for writing me! - Alvi Syahrin
A miracle is when you take action on your written goal, and work hard to create it. Transform your dreams into reality, by writing your goals, taking action and making them happen. This is the short recipe for top success. - Mark F. LaMoure
Having writers block sucks more than my actual writing. And my writing would be astonishing if I could write how I feel. - Ally Spina
Success in writing occurs when your dreams are bigger than your excuses. - T.N. Suarez
I felt condemned to obscurity and to celibacy. But when one is driven by passion, one can live on almost nothing, and I was driven by passion for writing. One does not starve in modern, Western societies, and one can do without such amenities as the telephone, a car, entertainment. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money. - Virginia Woolf
One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve done everything I wanted to do, writing books, learning about things, but I’ve been swindled all the same because it’s never anything more. - Simone de Beauvoir
There is more to writing than playing with words. - Marty Rubin
writing fiction is the best thing there is because absolutely everything is possible! - Mario Vargas Llosa
Writing is an incurable psychological disease which only gets worse with writing. - Debasish Mridha
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man wants to make a million dollars, the the best way would be to start his own religion. - L. Ron Hubbard
Writing is a lifelong disease. Once contracted, the only prescription is to write constantly in whatever form to express your condition, in whatever construction to carry your words beyond you. - J.R. Tompkins
If you write then you are reborn because by writing about the moment, you can relive it for a second time. - Kamand Kojouri
Writing about the 1950s has given me tremendous respect for my mother's generation. - Sara Sheridan
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. - Steven Wright
Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come. - Gilles Deleuze
Writing is not a matter of time, but a matter or of space. If you don't keep space in your head for writing, you won't write even if you have the time. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Writing is a dying form. One reads of this every day. - Lemony Snicket
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once. - Cyril Connolly
The novel we sit down to write, and the one we end up writing may be very different, just as the Jesus we grasp and the Jesus who grasps us may also differ. - Madeleine L'Engle
At first, writing for The New Yorker was very scary to me. I couldn't imagine anything that I would write in that typeface. - David Sedaris
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
Freedom begins the moment you realize someone else has been writing your story and it's time you took the pen from his hand and started writing it yourself. - Bill Moyers
Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up. - Stephen King
Writing about the unholy is one way of writing about what is sacred. - Clive Barker
We are writing in the age of stylish minimalism that in truth has become even more cautious because of word processing. Nowadays, creative writing students are underwriting rather than overdoing it. - Stephen Kuusisto
You need that pride in yourself, as well as a sense, when you are sitting on Page 297 of a book, that the book is going to be read, that somebody is going to care. You can't ever be sure about that, but you need the sense that it's important, that it's not typing; it's writing. - Roger Kahn
Three years later and I’m still writing about you. I don’t know if that says more about you or I. - Dominic Riccitello
Publication is a marathon, not a sprint. Writing the book is only the start. - Jo Linsdell
The more I write the more I learn about writing. It is easy to say what looks good or sound good on paper until you experience it for yourself. - Jeanette Michelle
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say. ~ - Sharon O'Brien
Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear. - Patricia Fuller
Sharpen your life always; even though it will come to an end like a pencil, we have to keep on writing - Munia Khan
Consider your body and mind as a machine that runs a program; then be aware of who is writing the program you are running. - Russell Eric Dobda
Writing is something I do everyday. If I waited for inspiration, I’d never get anything done. - Lawrence C. Connolly
You learn to write by writing, and by reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories. If you are not a reader, don't even think about being a writer. - Jean M. Auel
Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation. - Toni Cade Bambara
Every writer I know has trouble writing. - Joseph Heller
Writing is a calling, not a choice. - Isabel Allende
What writing practice, like Zen practice does is bring you back to the natural state of mind…The mind is raw, full of energy, alive and hungry. It does not think in the way we were brought up to think-well-mannered, congenial. - Natalie Goldberg
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card…and somehow the activity of writing changes everything. - Joyce Carol Oates
Let your writing liberate you. Write with passion to allow your feelings to breathe and enjoy the journey across blank pages. - Amitav Chowdhury
yes, writing is mostly a dream, but angels visit in dreams - John Geddes
Writing is the best anti-depressant. - Fierce Dolan
Don't think about the writing process too much. Just do one thing: tell the motherfucking story. - Don Roff
Sometimes it's impossible to say certain things ... Writing is something needed by man to share experience. - Arnošt Lustig
You can't be a good writer in the States anymore because to be a good one you have to have a country where you can be poor and still eat, and still make your living standard secondary to your writing. Thoreau himself couldn't do that in the States today. - Nelson Algren
The light is amber, the air still; the daylilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them. - Elizabeth Berg
There are very few innocent sentences in writing. - David Foster Wallace
Writing the next lines and words of your life is something only you can do. We write our own stories. - Kim Pape
If erotic writing is the objectification of sex, then reading is its subjectification. - Mark John Isola
The unknown characters of writing seem to be endowed with an evil of life of their own as though sentient, and fain would wrest themselves forth from the parchment and wreak mischief on whomsoever gazes upon them. - E. Hoffmann Price
When I Find Myself in A Depressed State, I Try and Write to Feel Better. However, If Writing Doesn't Work, Then You Can Almost Always Catch Me Watching Cartoons on Television, Like Scooby-Dooby-Do or The Munster’s. Unfortunately, I Am Watching These Programs Nearly Every Day. - Chris Mentillo
The most difficult thing about writing; is writing the first line. - Amit Kalantri
Writing is a gift to both the writer and the reader. - Cheryl Alleway
The art of writing involves making as many cups of tea as you can in the time available for writing. Then adding extra time for writing... - Alan Dapre
Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written. - George R.R. Martin
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin. - Stanislaw J. Lec
Writing keeps death at bay. Every book I write is a triumph over death. ... If we did not know we’d die, we’d wander around and sleep like cats. - Ray Bradbury
Drawing and painting is like a quickie in bed. Were as novel writing is a long term relationship, much more fulling. - Tara Dobbs
Writing Cave means it's Coffee O'Clock...Who am I kidding? It's always Coffee O'Clock! - Tammy-Louise Wilkins
Good writing takes more than just time; it wants your best moments and the best of you. - Gordon Atkinson
I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell. - William Styron
But what am I to do? I must have some drug, and reading isn't a strong enough drug now. By writing it all down (all? - no: one thought in a hundred) I believe I get a little outside it. That's how I'd defend it to H. But ten to one she'd see a hole in the defence. - C.S. Lewis
Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility. - Katherine Paterson
I know, not everyone will like what I write, but writing is not about trying to please everybody. - E.A. Bucchianeri
Before publishers' blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing. - Laurence J. Peter
Writing a book isn't just about 'writing a book.' Unfortunately, it's about selling it, and getting it out to the masses. - Dr Margaret Aranda
Writing is a form of running away. Running away to a place you made by your own hand. - Y.K. Raikou
‎If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you. - Stephen King
In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Díaz
Writing is life it’s where my heart leads me each day, and how I understand the world we live in. - Phen Weston
I think all writing is a disease. You can't stop it. - William Carlos Williams
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it. - Pliny The Elder
Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. - Louis L'Amour
There isn't much art to writing, you just feel; feel everything deeply and somehow transform your lessons into a magical piece of work that will help someone else's heartache. - Nikki Rowe
I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult doing it I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them. - Iain M. Banks
The best writing is embarrassing; that’s all there is to it. - A.D. Posey
Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted. - Jules Renard
If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so. - Andre Gide
The whole world's writing novels, but nobody's reading them. We need readers. More readers. Fewer writers. - Robert Galbraith
Writing is a lonely pursuit. The only thing working is imagination and hands.The only difference between writing and masturbation is one is presumably intended for a mass audience. - Mark Bell
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. - Iris Murdoch
Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out? - J.D. Salinger
Whenever I encounter writer’s block, I stop writing with my hands; and I then start writing with my legs. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Writing is a vessel...with readers the ocean and authors as its sails... - William Petersen
A constant discomfort derives from this--writing these sentences, or any other for that matter--I am writing an ad for the war. With that, every utterance about freedom finishes. - Semezdin Mehmedinović
I've been writing poems since I was sixteen. Back then, poems were an obvious release for all the frustrations and anxieties associated with adolescence. Mostly, they were a way for me to impress girls, even though I never remember any girls being impressed. - Tony Magistrale
I wish to keep writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes writing everyday is like pulling teeth, painful, but necessary. - Wendy Swore
If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it. - Anaïs Nin
I'm not just building a foundation or a house with the bricks people throw at me. I'm building entire worlds. it's called writing. - Tracy Millosovich
Reading sparks writing. - A.D. Posey
It seems to me that they only seem to mention things in the Bible that are within a 5 mile radius of the guy writing it. - Jim Jefferies
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity. - Hermann Hesse
...I have concluded that Literature is no proper pursuit for a gentleman; and that Writing ought never to be consider'd but as an elegant Accomplishment to be indulg'd in with infrequency, and Discrimination. - H. P. Lovecraft
Writing heals the quandaries of life. - Susan J. McIntire
Entangled cobwebs of my mind keep me awake at night! Need to get back to sm serious writing again! - Deeba Salim Irfan
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann
When someone gives you advice, just ask them to give it in writing and they will either keep mum or will run from there. - Amit Kalantri
I haven’t had writer’s block. I think it’s because my process involves writing very badly. - Jennifer Egan
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W. Somerset Maugham
You're the creator of your own future. Get to writing. - Ashley Brooke Robbins
Readers can surprise you. Many times, they notice layers in your stories, that even you were not aware of while writing. - Shon Mehta
My passionate leisure pursuit are reading, wondering and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
A writer who has perfect writing skills and zero honesty is not an author but a sales person. - Sandra Chami Kassis
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. - Octavia E. Butler
A writing cook and a cooking writer must be bold at the desk as well as the stove. - M.F.K. Fisher
Writing which flows is more like play than work! - Suzy Davies
People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. Our articulation is our writing. - William Trevor
The great thing about writing fiction is that you can do whatever the fuck you want, go as far as you are willing to go, and laugh at the people who take it seriously. - Richard P. Denney
Writing is a combination of intangible creative fantasy and appallingly hard work. - Anthony Powell
A butler supplies food to nourish your body, but a writer nourishes your mind through writing. - Debasish Mridha
Always being myself and my salve, which is life. I’m not lonely, if that’s what it seems like. Always writing things down. - Chris Campanioni
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning. - Anne Tyler
If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow. - Louis L’Amour
Writing a book is a blood sport. If it doesn't hurt when you're done, you're probably doing something wrong. - Kevis Hendrickson
Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking. - Horace
I am obsessed with reading and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The world is corrupt, and the way for me to make it better is not by writing letters, but joining my efforts with those of others to produce a work of beauty. - H.S. Ede
To present a whole world that doesn’t exist and make it seem real, we have to more or less pretend we’re polymaths. That’s just the act of all good writing. - William Gibson
I'll be writing as long as I can hold a pen in my curled, crimped arthritic hands and then I'll dictate it, if it comes to that. They'll have to pry my pen out of my cold, dead fingers - and even then, I'll fight 'em for it. Guaranteed. - Wanda Lea Brayton
Writing a mystery is like drawing a picture and then cutting it into little pieces that you offer to your readers one piece at a time, thus allowing them the chance to put the jigsaw puzzle together by the end of the book. - Ashwin Sanghi
As much as I like it when a book I'm writing speeds along, the downside can be that an author becomes too eager to finish and rushes the end. The end is even more important than the first page, and rushing can damage it. - David Morrell
Writing to corroborate what you already think is the essence of bad writing. - Victor LaValle
What I've learned about writing is that sometimes less is more, while often more is grander. And both are true. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You should always have 2 books...the one you're reading and the one you're writing. - Sterling W. Sill
On having a backup plan: "Always a good plan anytime you want to follow your dream - I love writing, acting, and psychiatry - there are crazy people everywhere which means I can take my career anywhere my dream needs to go. - Samantha Steele
Writing is like sausage making in my view; you'll all be happier in the end if you just eat the final product without knowing what's gone into it. - George R.R. Martin
The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas. - Oliver Markus
There's no equivalent to Mozart in writing. - Fran Lebowitz
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. - Ray Bradbury
Writing is how I process the cacophony of each day. Prayer is how God makes sense out of my scribbles. - Donna Pyle
Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there. - Sara Sheridan
Writing a long and substantial book is like having a friend and companion at your side, to whom you can always turn for comfort and amusement, and whose society becomes more attractive as a new and widening field of interest is lighted in the mind. - Winston S. Churchill
The funniest thing people say to me: "I wish I had your life". Hello! I make a living writing about it. - Daniel Marques
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. - Jimmy Breslin
You, man must write exactly as everything rushes into your head and AT ONCE. The pain of writing is just that... - Jack Kerouac
Every day we live, we are writing our own secret book. - Chrys Fey
It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from. - Anne Tyler
Reading and writing are not education if they do not help people to be kind to all creatures - John Ruskin
A doctorate study is the passion for extensive research, reading, thinking and writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing is a mysterious activity. - Susan Sontag
It's not my brain that's writing the book, it's these hands of mine. - Madeleine L'Engle
Writing romantic fiction is the second chance that loved ones denied us. - Shannon L. Alder
My mother had always taught me to write about my feelings instead of sharing really personal things with others, so I spent many evenings writing in my diary, eating everything in the kitchen and waiting for Mr. Wrong to call. - Cathy Guisewite
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. - Jules Renard
Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy - which many believe goes hand in hand with it - will be dead as well. - Margaret Atwood
Writing your own quotes is like you started writing your history. - Evan Ricafort
Anyone who says writing is easy isn't doing it right. - Amy Joy
Writing is like making love. Don't worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process. - Isabel Allende
It is said that you can't write without a reader. The opposite holds true as well; you can't read without a writer. But if as a single, creative person you are one in the same, then, well.....problem solved! Great writing is born from that which we personally long to read. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. - E.B. White
Everyone in the South has no time for reading because they are all too busy writing. - William Faulkner
A writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view, a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway. - Junot Diaz
I love writing poetry because it's pretty. I love writing pretty. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I am writing history, and I can't be there. - Jay Mark D. Saga-ad
If you're not writing, you're wronging. - Kevin James Breaux
Writing is, in the end, that oddest of anomalies: an intimate letter to a stranger. - Pico Iyer
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Thelonious Monk
Sometimes it's better for a struggling writer to stay single, than to keep hearing, "Oh, your a writer, and you need to spend time in writing? Then go marry your writing! - Anthony Liccione
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never! - Edna Ferber
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. - Alice Walker
There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry. - Henry Miller
When writing feels like jumping a cliff, grab the nearest pen! - Susan J. McIntire
A true piece of writing sets you free. - A.D. Posey
With my sometimes blunt indecent vocabulary & very vivid imagination, I wonder if I should be writing "other" kinds of content. - April Mae Monterrosa
Good writing is a mirror of the mind where readers can see themselves again and again. - Debasish Mridha
If you haven't cried at least once while writing a chapter of your inspirational book, then you have to ask yourself if your're writing fiction. - Shannon L. Alder
The speaking of writing is more effective than speaking. - Sanaullah sahil
The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary. - J.K. Rowling
Writing is like painting. You sketch it, add colour, add depth and detail. You give it a final layer and then hang it proudly. - Kia Carrington-Russell
Writing is not just a process of creation. It is also a process of self-discovery - Cristina Istrati
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
The pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading - Vladimir Nabokov
I never feel really comfortable unless I am either actually writing or have a story going. I could not stop writing. - P.G. Wodehouse
I gave up worrying about the principles of fiction writing when I realized that there weren't any. - Teri Louise Kelly
Writing exacerbates a wound. - Marty Rubin
Everybody has somebody. It could be a friend, a lover, a spouse, a writing partner, or even That One Person You See At The Coffee Shop each day. Sometimes they exist to comfort you. Sometimes they exist to drive you absolutely mad. Be open to either as a form of self-improvement. - Terry Pratchett
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. - Thomas a Kempis
No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. - Thomas Jefferson
But then, that’s the beauty of writing stories—each one is an exploratory journey in search of a reason and a shape. And when you find that reason and that shape, there’s no feeling like it."[Peter Wild Interviews TC Boyle, 3:AM Magazine, June 2003] - T.C. Boyle
Writing your own qoutes is like you started writing your history. - Evan Ricafort
Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing. - Heather Armstrong
How could I fall asleep, when I love the pleasure of reading and writing at night? - Lailah Gifty Akita
The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the single most valuable investment a writer can make with his time. - Raymond Chandler
I thought about writing the character as male, but then I would be forced to portray him as a woman in a man's body. - Christopher Stocking
Writing is just building a new world one character, one place, one maniac at a time. - Carla H. Krueger
Choice betrays character, I said.That’s not true. Loring moved his finger along thesheet as if writing his name in cursive. Eliza, you can’t judge a man solely on his actions. Sometimes actions are nothing more than reactions. - Tiffanie DeBartolo
You can Save Time with Writing but you can Save a Life by Reading. - Divya Chawla
Yes, writing comes easy for me and it's also a painful, arduous process. I love writing. I hate writing. I never want to write again, and I want to write all day, everyday. - Tyrone Jaeger
When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. - Lady Gaga
I dream that one day I would be a published writer and people would read my books - if not, I would be living in the mountains in a small hut, near a pond where swans swim, writing a diary for myself. - Srinidhi.R
Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify. - Sara Sheridan
I'm simply interested in what is going to happen next. I don't think I can control my life or my writing. Every other writer I know feels he is steering himself, and I don't have that feeling. I don't have that sort of control. I'm simply becoming. I'm startled that I became a writer. - Kurt Vonnegut
Writing a story, regardless of length, begins always with a single word. - Don Roff
I’ve always had a vivid imagination in terms of storytelling, but thankfully I learned early on that imagination can be stifled or enhanced by one’s writing ability—what I call word work. My goal from then on was to make sure my writing skills were up to speed with my imagination. - Marvin Brown
Writing poetry is supernatural. Or, it should be. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
When I think of all the harm [the Bible] has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it. - Oscar Wilde
Writing in English is like throwing mud at a wall. - Joseph Conrad
I hate writing, I love having written. - Dorothy Parker
It’s about the possibility, or otherwise, of meaning in the world. And the possibility, or otherwise, of writing. And the possibility, or otherwise, of the resolution of everything into some coherent, cogent vision. - Tom McCarthy
Why aren’t the thinks I’m thinking getting thunk on the page any faster?!? (from Stop Lying: Writing Is Hard on ChristopherLehman.com) - Christopher Lehman
I AM NOT A WRITER.My characters simply commandeer my fingertips, writing their own destinies. - T.N. Suarez
I think of rounds of editing as hammer time. Then, when they interrupt my writing, I can say... *shakes head* Nah, I just can't do it. Although when I come across a brilliant line, I do think, Can't touch this. And when I'm worried I'm overwriting a scene, I think, Hammer, don't hurt 'em. - Brent Weeks
Writing a novel is agony. - George Orwell
A person with his good writing can make some earning, but if he seems to be enjoying luxury living then probably it's time for all to see the intention of the people behind his promotion. - Anuj Somany
Writing gives me wings. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. - Nadine Gordimer
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up. - Jane Yolen
A book acts as the getaway car when you need to escape.Even when you're the one writing it. - Julie Wright
Easy reading is damn hard writing. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose. - Ludwig van Beethoven
The moment I realize I just stayed up until five in the morning writing is that moment I know I am meant to be a writer. - Anastasia Bolinder
Everyone assumes writers spend their time lounging around, writing and occasionally striking a pose whilst having a think. - Sara Sheridan
Restrictions and writing shouldn't mix. Let your mind be open. Let it be a creative canvas. - Lauren Hammond
The thing all writers do best is find ways to avoid writing. - Alan Dean Foster
When writing for children, it's important to keep in touch with our own inner child. What frightened them, made them happy, made them sad or angry? - C.J. Heck
If writing is your passion, write and don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise. You don’t need to quit your day job to do it. Create a realistic schedule and stick with it. - Bindu Adai
Writing fiction takes me out of time. I sit down and the clock will not exist for me for a few hours. That’s probably as close to immortal as we’ll ever get. - David Foster Wallace
I am a creator, writing like the wind, I carry the weight of a future world in the barrel of a pen, etching my characters into the paper with life giving ink so my dreams and reality might finally meet. - L.M. Fields
Wondering leads to writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
My job is to inspire others to live full lives. Whether I do that through my writing or my actions are one in the same. - Victoria Klein
People do not deserve good writing, they are so pleased with bad. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
In writing there is art - and in art there is craft ... - Susi Moore
If I didn't have writing, I'd be running down the street hurling grenades in people's faces. - Paul Fussell
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. - Etty Hillesum
Writing is not a profession, occupation or job; it is not a way of life: it is a comprehensive response to life. - Gregory McDonald
Writing poetry is talking to oneself; yet it is a mode of talking to oneself in which the self disappears; and the product's something that, though it may not be for everybody, is about everybody. - Richard Wilbur
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters. - Neil Gaiman
If you dedicate your attention to discipline in your life you become smarter while you are writing than while you are hanging out with your pals or in any other line of work. - Russell Banks
Writing is about taking everyday observations, things which people see almost every day of their lives, and yet bringing it to their attention for the very first time. - Jamie L. Harding
There is nothing more valuable in the writing process than a friend to hold you accountable to your own potential. - J.R. Young
Write when you can't stop writing. Read when you stopped writing! - Robert Ahaness
Writing is the geometry of the soul. - Plato
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making. - John Milton
Writing fulfils an insatiable drive. Finishing the story satisfies my thirst. But I must keep drinking until the story quenches a buyer. - Ace Antonio Hall
Writing Tip:Don't let the "writing rules" bog you down when you're writing the first draft; they don't matter when you're writing the story, only when you're editing the story. - Linda Westphal
If writing didn't require thinking then we'd all be doing it. - Jeremiah Laabs
True writers know that writing is not something they feel required to do,or to make a living they must do, it is quite frankly like breathing. Somecan breathe often and fluently, some short breaths, some a long exhaleand for many of us it is the patient steady breathing surrounding life. - Milissa R. Bailey
When it comes to work, I will stop at nothing. When it comes to writing, I will never stop. - Robert Black
Good writing should help us see the world in new ways, it should crack open our generosity towards each other. That's what I hope my work does anyway. I want someone to read it and know that they aren't alone in the universe. I want my words to act as connective tissue. - Patrick Hicks
Writing nonfiction means I tell people's stories for them, not because they're special but because we all are. - Jo Deurbrouck
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them. - Isabel Colegate
The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe. - David Hare
nothing can save you except writing. it keeps the walls from failing. - Charles Bukowski
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. - Sholem Asch
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. - Robert Cormier
Writing is a form of running away. Running away to a place you made with your own hand. - Y.K. Raikou
When the door to my writing chamber gasps shut and the almost imperceptible sigh of a rose petal falls on my desk, I know that my muse is present. - Brandi L. Bates
Writing is perhaps the best way of de-stressing, but if done with an adulteration of the feelings and/or with an expectation of an appreciation then it only and eventually leads to frustration. - Anuj Somany
You may not want to hear that or think of it as writing, but I’m telling you that the moving of information is a literary act in and of itself. Even when people aren’t reading it. - Kenneth Goldsmith
My hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music and dancing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it. - Toni Morrison
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
Every story I've written was written because I had to write it. Writing stories is like breathing for me; it is my life. - Ray Bradbury
What is writing, after all, except fumbling in darkness endeavoring to light a candle? - Peggy Toney Horton
The wall between writing and painting is just good grammar. Moderation in moderation. Fun is scary with a happy ending. Just love. If love doesn’t transform that which annoys you, it will be easier to tolerate. - Emily Thornton Calvo
You can't think yourself out of a writing block, you have to write yourself out of a thinking block. - John Rogers
I’ve always believed writing ads is the second most profitable form of writing. The first is ransom notes… - Phil Dusenberry
Some days I wonder if I stopped writing about him, if I’d love him a little less. - Dominic Riccitello
If you’re a writer, your first duty, a duty you owe to yourself and your readers, and to your writing itself, is to become wonderful. To become the best writer you can possibly be. - Theodora Goss
Writing is the only art form where a good number of the artists make a slice of their living criticizing one another in print, in public. - Christian Bauman
If you are destined to become a writer, you can't help it. If you can help it, you aren't destined to become a writer. The frustrations and disappointments, not even to mention the unspeakable loneliness, are too unbearable for anyone who doesn't have a deep sense of being unable to avoid writing. - Donald Harington
It's often about the simple things, isn't it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult. - Linda Olsson
Write as if life has no meanings without writing. - Debasish Mridha
Writers say two things that strike me as nonsense. One is that you must follow an absolute schedule everyday. If you're not writing well, why continue it? I just don't think this grinding away is useful. - Edmund White
She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing yes in the sky. - Monique Duval
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. - Eudora Welty
Writing is the only thing that makes me feel alive. - Mary Sage Nguyen
LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it. - Ambrose Bierce
Writing is like breathing for my soul. - A.D. Posey
For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me. - Jack Dann
Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress truth. - Wole Soyinks
Writing a story is like ruling the world. Except it's even better. How many rulers out there that you know can tell people what they say? - VanillaCreamPie8888
I spent a long time writing in obscurity. You'll spend a long time writing in obscurity. - Dan Kennedy
Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about. - Octavia E. Butler
If I'm going to spend a lifetime writing my story, I want it to mean something. - Mari Serebrov
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. - Christina Baldwin
Writing is not a choice for me, it is a calling. - Brenda B. Taylor
The same Andrew Smith is in all these books, but for me, I feel like you can see the point in his writing where he decided he no longer had anything to lose. That, to me, is when he reached the top of his game.~ - Christa Desir
Writing is an affair of yearning for great voyages and hauling on frayed ropes. - Israel Shenker
I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not. - Fannie Hurst
When you find yourself writing, reading, or listening the delivery of words when spoken? You know the melody of wordplay. & I love Wordplay - Elijah Cainaan
10 Steps to Becoming a Better WriterWrite.Write more.Write even more.Write even more than that.Write when you don’t want to.Write when you do.Write when you have something to say.Write when you don’t.Write every day.Keep writing. - Brian Clark
Writing blooms flowers for mind, which last forever. - Debasish Mridha
...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the hellish one I'm imagining. - Alasdair Gray
I feel more alive when I'm writing than I do at any other time--except maybe when I'm making love. - May Sarton
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why. - James Joyce
Storytelling is a gift, but writing is a learned art. - Beem Weeks
[Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it! - Terry Pratchett
Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing.... For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day. - Ernest Hemingway
My hunger for writing will die when I have bled for the humans that never found the strength to find the words themselves - Christopher Poindexter
... And the only way to find that honesty is to not overthink it.For your writing to come alive--to be multi-dimensional--you must barter away some control. - Elizabeth Sims
[Y]ou have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid of fullness. The fullness is like a tidal wave which then carries you, sweeps you into experience and into writing. - Anaïs Nin
Writing is new, relatively speaking. Story telling is ancient. Tell your story first putting aside all other worries. Leave fretting over homonyms, semicolons, and Oxford commas to editors and friends you can be bribe with baking. - Ada Maria Soto
All I ever really wanted to do was arouse souls through my writing and enjoy my journey to becoming one with myself and with the world. - Terry A. O'Neal
Ideas are cheap. Writing them into a freakin' 90k word novel is the hard part. - Ellie Ann
Writing is the most fun you can have by yourself. - Terry Pratchett
Writing is like giving yourself homework, really hard homework, every day, for the rest of your life. You want glamorous? Throw glitter at the computer screen. - Katrina Monroe
when you know that writing your own book of life is so difficult to begin with, the least you can do for someone else, is to try to read the pages of a person rather than skip through the chapters. - lauren klarfeld
it's doesn't matter how long you spend the time writing words , the only thing that matter , is for how long your words will have an influence on their reader . - Mahdi Khmili
We will need to find people who will provide a safe writing space for us, where criticism comes late and love and delight come early.—from Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing - L.L. Barkat
The secret to writing a book is starting on page one and not stopping until you write the words "The End". - Bryan Koepke
Nothing so sharpens the thought process as writing down one's arguments. Weaknesses overlooked in oral discussion become painfully obvious on the written page. - Hyman G. Rickover
Since when did the community become our moral compass—our viability and ethics as writers determined so much by our team spirit? ... What if all this communing actually hurts the primary means by which I set out to participate and communicate—my writing itself? - Meghan Tifft
It's not about the writing. It's about the feelings behind the words.
The purpose of writing is to hold a mirror to nature, but too much today is written from small mirrors in vanity cases. - John Mason Brown
Writing is daydreaming with ink. - Liana Brooks
Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement. - Sara Sheridan
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have a mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a bunch of happy chuckleheads. - William Styron
It is the kernel of truth in every story that makes its writing beautiful beyond standards. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces that make us what we are while there's another force from inside battling to make us something else. - Nadine Gordimer
Writing is a lonely business, which if allowed publicity and socializing it might deteriorate. Supportive people understand the need of a writer to withdraw to the solitude of oneself. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. - George Orwell
The best writing is rewriting. - E.B. White
Talking of Pleasure, this moment I was writing with one hand, and with the other holding to my Mouth a Nectarine -- how good how fine. It went down all pulpy, slushy, oozy, all its delicious embonpoint melted down my throat like a large, beautified Strawberry. - John Keats
There is a point at which honesty becomes mischief. That's when your writing becomes irresistible. - Daphne Athas
I could write novels about her forever. Maybe when I die I will end up in the poem with her writing more poems about our times together. The Diary - Jeremy Limn
Writer's block? I've heard of this. This is when a writer cannot write, yes? Then that person isn't a writer anymore. I'm sorry, but the job is getting up in the fucking morning and writing for a living. - Warren Ellis
I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. - Sharon M. Draper
Most writing doesn’t take place on the page; it takes place in your head. - Susan Orlean
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. - Robert A. Heinlein
I also able to graciously survive the PhD from the grace, which comes from prayer, bible reading, extensive story reading, fasting, fellowship, listen to music, daily dance and sacred writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Twitter is a serious writing distraction. As are grapefruits. The two have nothing else in common. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I keep going;I keep writing because I know something good will happen, and I want to see it when it happens. - Millicent Ashby
In terms of language, there were no separate words for female genitalia for thousands of years. That was mostly because women were considered pretty much the same as men, only of course flimsier, more poorly designed, and incapable of writing in the snow. - Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem. - Kahlil Gibran
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties. - Agatha Christie
For what is writing besides capturing thoughts that belong to all of us, so that we can recognize ourselves, undestand ourselves, and perhaps, each other. Every thoughtful book about love makes us better lovers, I think. It opens the gates of perception. - Janet Fitch
Writing is a great way of talking with an endless audience for never-ending time. - Debasish Mridha
Writing like this is a little like milking a cow: the milk is so rich and delicious, and the cow is so glad you did it. - Anne Lamott
Not writing is never an option. This is not words of advice. It's just literally never an option! - Lillian R. Melendez
You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. - Annie Proulx
Writing is the one thing I know I will never grow tired of in life; the one thing I could do until the day I die and still feel like I haven’t done enough. - Allison J. Kennedy
Fasten and hold knowledge and then protect it." He was asked that how couldit be fastened, and he replied: "by writing and scribing it - Anonymous
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write. - Elie Wiesel
Writer's Block is just an excuse by people who don't write for not writing. - Giando Sigurani
So much of a novelist’s writing takes place in the unconscious: in those depths the last word is written before the word appears on paper. We remember the details of our story, we do not invent them. - Graham Greene
When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day. - Neil Gaiman
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler
Writing keeps me sane. - Shelly Goodman-Wright
In writing, there is art. And in art, there is craft ... - Susi Moore
My whole theory of writing I can sum up in one sentence. An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Originality is not writing the story that has never been told, but writing the stories only you can tell. - M. Kirin
poetry. i am not writing it.(make way for me please)it is my skin. dripping with light. - Sanober Khan
In writing, there is art. And in art there is craft ... - Susi Moore
...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded... - Plato
I'm not into writing many more books or more pages. My goal is to increase the value of each sentence I write. And for that, I have to just erase my past and bring only forward what matches the new me, things I can easily rewrite and adapt to my new perspective. - Robin Sacredfire
Your current circumstances are part of your redemption story He is writing. - Evinda Lepins
They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better. - James Franco
In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning. - George Orwell
Not all of Derrida's writing is to everyone's taste. He had an irritating habit of overusing the rhetorical question, which lends itself easily to parody: 'What is it, to speak? How can I even speak of this? Who is this "I" who speaks of speaking? - Terry Eagleton
Writing is my pleasure and the play,where I find myself again and again. - Debasish Mridha
The funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly, it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is different from ballet dancing. - John Green
Writing is probably the only form of art, through which you can express, which you would otherwise wouldn't dare to say in person.... - Ramana Pemmaraju
Reading and writing is an escape for me. Where I can imagine and become who I want to be when I want to be. Where I want to be, it's just a matter of having the imagination to do so! - Zachary Frerichs
The grace of writing is upon me.I love writing. I write daily. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In writing, as in life, its not the big words that are the problem its the little minds that read them. - rassool jibraeel snyman
Sometimes I don't even know why I'm writing what I'm writing...I'm just following these people around and taking notes. - P. Anastasia
Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. - Stephen King
In my more rebellious days I tried to doubt the existence of the sacred, but the universe kept dancing and life kept writing poetry across my life. (Beyond Religion, p. 81) - David N. Elkins
I am a drinker with writing problems. - Brendan Behan
It's not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone with them. - Isabel Colegate
Writing in the dark is hard, but you have to light your own candle and do it anyway. - A.D. Posey
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day." - Neil Gaiman
Frustration of mind can be revel through writing something even if it will be never read. - Kartik Mehta
The spark of wondering is the start of writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You build a confident: "Can Do Attitude," by practicing to be excellent. Since you earn success by being determined, higher willpower is earned. Be the best. Raise yourself to excellence, by writing your goals and working hard on them. Drive yourself to success. - Mark F. LaMoure
Very often, gleams of light come in a few minutes' sleeplessness, in a secondperhaps; you must fix them. To entrust them to the relaxed brain is like writing on water; there is every chance that on the morrow there will be no slightest trace left of any happening. - Antonin Sertillanges
Each write the story of your life, so try writing the best you can. - Kat Unda
Writing is a delicious agony. - Gwendolyn Brooks
I learn my world through writing. - Charlotte Eriksson
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing. - Benjamin Franklin
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it. - Pliny the Elder
What I had to face, the very bitter lesson that everyone who wants to write has got to learn, was that a thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish. - Thomas Wolfe
The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. - Russell Baker
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream. - Gaston Bachelard
God is writing His story on the pages of our lives. - Rick Anderson
You know you’re writing well when you’re throwing good stuff into the wastebasket. - Ernest Hemingway
Writing is my passion and burns in me like a fire. I'm always writing and honing my skills to feed the flames. - Gabriela M. Sanchez
Writing begins as a solitary obsession and ends up as communication. - Marty Rubin
For me the experience of writing is really an experience of losing control.… I think it’s very much like dreaming or like surfing. You go out there and wait for a wave, and when it comes it takes you somewhere and you don’t know where it’ll go. - Margaret Atwood
I am really Chloe Anthony Wofford. That's who I am. I have been writing under this other person's name. I write some things now as Chloe Wofford, private things. I regret having called myself when I published my first novel, The Bluest Eye. - Toni Morrison
I love writing, and just as much, I love undertaking research. - Sara Sheridan
Reading feeds the soul, writing nourishes it! - Joanne McClean
In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. - John Steinbeck
In this world where I sit at my desk writing these words, people die, they pass on, people are mortal. In the cyber world we inhabit they do not. - Aysha Taryam
Writing is the silence of the soul struggling to be heard - GBickle
The trouble with writing fiction is that it has to make sense, whereas real life doesn't. - Iain M. Banks
Sure, it's simple writing for kids…just as simple as bringing them up. - Ursula K. Le Guin
Writing is like making jewelry -jeweler doesn't make a diamond, he polishes and cuts it, but the gem is from God. - Bela Abel
You can only write what you know if you've lived, otherwise, you'll just be writing words. - Joseph Hunt
The best writing speaks when the heart whispers. - A.D. Posey
I became a writer when I learnt how to read -- how to listen; how to see, smell, touch, and feel. But not everyone who knows these things, not everyone who writes, or publishes, is a writer. Writing is in the soul. - Cindy Aime
Fall makes me think that if I fail horribly at this art thing, and then fail horribly with this writing thing, I'll go run a pumpkin patch. - Tyler Hojberg
Day after day, week after week; writing great fiction takes time, emotion, skill and effort. - Carla H. Krueger
There are times when I'm writing where time feels irrelevant. Those are the moments I know I'm creating magic. - Anastasia Bolinder
One day, I shall explode like an artillery shell and all my bits will be found on the writing table. - Gustave Flaubert
It's easier to revise lousy writing than to revise a blank sheet of paper. - S.A. Bodeen
I didn't lie--I was writing fiction in my mouth.
Reading stories is bad enough but writing them is worse. - L. M. Montgomery
The moment of writing is not an escape...it is only an insistence, through the imagination, upon human ecstasy, and a reminder that such ecstasy remains as much a birthright in this world as misery remains a condition of it. - Larry Levis
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better. - T.S. Eliot
The greatest thing about writing is that you get to shape more than one life. - Katja Michael
I know have lived, so many times, that the only thing I have left to remember is my writing, cause every single moment in life it's already written. - Piroska Rodriguez
Yet I am not writing with ordinary ink, but with red blood that dripsfrom my heart. All its wounds long scarred over have opened and itthrobs and hurts, and now and then a tear falls on the paper. - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
How can anyone underestimate the ballistic quality of words? Invisible things happen in intangible moments. What should keep us writing is precisely that possibility of explosions - Miguel Syjuco
Writing is the only way to run away from home, without ever leaving. - Shannon L. Alder
There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you. - Beatrix Potter
You're writing every moment in your mind but not putting it down on paper. Write your thoughts; it will be beautiful. - Debasish Mridha
Writing means making things large. - Christa Wolf
I've found myself moved by letters and diaries in archives as well as trashy, summer blockbusters. It's possible to make a connection with any kind of writing - as long as the writing is good. - Sara Sheridan
Writing starts with living.—Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing - L.L. Barkat
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
What do you want? What are you willing to give up to get it? Writing requires you make sacrifices. Be prepared to work hard to be a writer. - Sandra Brown
I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else. - Cormac McCarthy
Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. - Meg Rosoff
Writing is a manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe. - John Gregory Dunne
Writing means being a fascinated slave to current events. - Allan Gurganus
Report writing, like motor-car driving and love-making, is one of those activities which almost every Englishman thinks he can do well without instruction. The results are of course usually abominable.
She was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same-you couldn't just soak it up then squeeze it out again. - David Nicholls
It is my personal belief that writing cannot be taught. - Parnell Hall
...few young poets [are] testing their poems against the ear. They're writing for the page, and the page, let me tell you, is a cold bed. - Stanley Kunitz
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer. - Doris Lessing
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do. - Elvis Costello
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. - J.P. Donleavy
I would say about 80% of my writing (including posts and blogs), has to do with unresolved anger and that's just fine with me - Lori Lesko
I never said you had to like it. You have to accept it. No regret." - Clare Harding From the current book in writing BUMPKIN by . - Lani Brown
And please God, grant me the wisdom to remember that I am writing for children, not golden stickers. - Rick Riordan
Writing barely differs from Talking and Reading. It appoints your hand while they engage your mouth and eyes respectively. The trio need the mind to combine sensible words from a meaningful arrangement of the ‘simple’ A B C to Z. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
I want to board a train, and leave my books behind. I want to be so caught up in writing about the journey, that I forget that fiction & fact are not the same. The destination does not signify. - Hannah Harding
I need solitude for my writing; not 'like a hermit' - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man. - Franz Kafka
In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns. - Raymond Chandler
Storytellers think they're writing for the audience. They're writing, in a way, to hurt the audience. - Chuck Wendig
Cry while writing it, and readers will cry while reading it. - A.D. Posey
Ever since I could read, I’ve wanted to write a book. I never thought I had anything to write about. Maybe you don’t think this is worth writing about. But this book isn’t for you. It’s for me. - Daniel Willey
Writing is hard work. But if you want to become a writer you will become one. Nothing will stop you. - Dorothy Day
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing. - Tennessee Williams
Good writing takes place at intersections, at what you might call knots, at places where the society is snarled or knotted up. - Margaret Atwood
There is only one rule for writing and that is go ahead and start writing. - Debasish Mridha
My biggest fear is forgetting why I fell in love with writing. My biggest dream is never allowing that to happen. - Rudy Francisco
You will learn more about writing from one hour of reading than you will in six hours of writing. - John McAleer
For me, all writing -- storytelling and style -- gets back to the Bible, Twain and Hemingway, and not in that order. - Dennis R. Miller
Today is your wright-time. Anything worth writing will be, or has been written already. A great story chooses its writer lest no wright should boast. Just write! If you don't, you will come right in contact with your thoughts someplace soon. - Amah Lambert
Remember, it is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is a common occurrence in all writing, and among the best writers. - William Strunk Jr.
The most exciting part of writing a novel is when the characters take control of the story - Brandt Legg
No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.
The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. - Edwin Schlossberg
Writing isn't a choice. It's a calling. So answer the damn phone already! - T.N. Suarez
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. - Don Marquis
Writing may or may not be your salvation; it might or might not be your destiny. But that does not matter. What matters right now are the words, one after another. Find the next word. Write it down. - Neil Gaiman
Before You Begin Writing Your Book, Ask Yourself A Very Important Question: What Kind of Results Do I Plan To Receive From Writing This Book? If You Say Money, Then Don't Bother Even Writing The Book. - Chris Mentillo
There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. - Ernest Hemingway
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights but you can make the whole trip that way. - E.L.Doctorow
What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life. - Ted Hughes
If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing, then the desire must be not to write. - Hugh Prather
I'm a drinker with writing problems. - Brendan Behan
Instead of writing my rules, I followed his. And that’s when I knew it all went wrong. - Dominic Riccitello
The last thing one knows when writing a book is what to put first. - Blaise Pascal
Writing is an art and a skill that can be developed - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Writing therapy is my form of healing. Try and detach yourself from painful memories by infusing characters and then stepping back. - Phil Wohl
Writing is a game of hits and misses. Throw out the hits and keep the misses. - Marty Rubin
Writing is the high alchemy of the soul that combines words and ideas to create magic. - Sharif Khan
Writing is a disease of the mind, which is expressed through a pen. - Debasish Mridha
I always tell my writing students that every good piece of writing begins with both a mystery and a love story. And that every single sentence must be a poem. And that economy is the key to all good writing. And that every character has to have a secret. - Silas House
My life is ruled by four W’s: my writing, my work, my wife, and my whisky. Not necessarily in that order. - Ashwin Sanghi
To be a writer you have to write -- and no academic degree is going to do the writing for you. - Michelle Richmond
Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not. - Francis Bacon
AuthorZoom- You do the writing, let us do the rest. - Christopher Seufert
I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within. - Gustave Flaubert
Do you suffer when you write? I don't at all. Suffer like a bastard when don't write, or just before, and feel empty and fucked out afterwards. But never feel as good as while writing. - Ernest Hemingway
I believe writing is a gift God gave us to share His thoughts poured out upon us! Writing is a talent needing care and comfort; open up and let the Lord inspire you! - Mary Kate
When writing, I uncage KAT: Keep Adding Tension. Even if I don't know where the story's going, petting the KAT keeps it purring. - Don Roff
I am forever an advocate of books, both the reading of them and the writing. There is something sacred to me in that community. Because writing--and reading--is a solitary business. And it’s good to know I’m not alone. - Shannon Celebi
To all you writers, artists, musicians, creative types who want to give up: It's okay to walk away for a bit. Get your second wind. But your writing, art, music will be there, lurking over your shoulder, and it will call to you, and you will answer. And come back even stronger. - Kathleen M. Rodgers
Make your writing memorable. - A.D. Posey
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
Writing is my passion, not my job. I need to write as much as I need to breathe, if not more. - A.E. Croft
When I get tired of new clunky writing, I resort to old fashioned story tellers, like Wilkie Collins. - Sonia Rumzi
Commercial fiction writing where my bread is buttered is fairly straightforward. The writing is simply efficiency and story. The more you have of one the less you need of the other. - Joe Ducie
A migraine is the cockblock of writing. - Don Roff
When writing the constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote:I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading. - John Adams
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. - E.L. Doctorow
In writing, you must kill all your darlings. - William Faulkner
Authors always carry a means for scribbling and an excuse for pausing, often inopportunely, to record those fleeting sparks of creative fancy that might otherwise vanish like a wisp in the wind if ignored. Writing is a jealous and needy lover. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Writing fiction is one of the greatest forms of empathy. It's not enough to simply write from the perspective of your characters...you have to feel what they feel. - Melody Robinette
A miracle is when you take action on your written goal, and work hard to create it. Transform your dreams into the reality, by writing your goals, taking action and making them happen. This is the short recipe for top success. - Mark F. LaMoure
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. - Jules Renard
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. - Isaac Disraeli
People will tell you that writing is too difficult, that it's impossible to get your work published, that you might as well hang yourself. Meanwhile, they'll keep writing and you'll have hanged yourself. - John Gardner
I am content when writing short stories. - Sarah Mazucci
My wishes before I die, to fulfill my mission on earth; The writing of my life stories to inspired present and future generations. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I understand that in our work - doesn't matter whether it's acting or writing - what's important isn't fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure. - Chekhov Anton
It's doubtful that anyone with an internet connection at his workplace is writing good fiction. - Jonathan Franzen
Writing to you like this is the same as saying your name when I've woken up late, feeling sick, tasting rot. It's pointless, but it happens. - Gwendoline Riley
Knowing that others want to read my writing is the greatest inspiration to write. - David Rose
PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible. - Ambrose Bierce
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann
There’s a much different message received, when the signs written in the flesh were not in your hand writing. - Dixie Waters
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger font than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
The best kind of day is a writing day - Buffy Andrews
The first thing you have to know about writing is that it is something you must do everyday. There are two reasons for this rule: Getting the work done and connecting with your unconscious mind. - Walter Mosley
The miracle of wonder is sacred writing. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It's the writing that teaches you. - Isaac Asimov
I always tell my students, about the biggest baddest things in life you must try to write small and light, save the big writing for the unexpected tiny thing that always makes or breaks a story. - Pam Houston
I would rather never make a penny on book sales and know that many had derived some fair pleasure from my writing, than to know that very few had ever taken a chance on my work. I certainly won't last forever, but I'd love to think that my imagination will continue to surface in the minds of others. - Eric Diehl
You never finish writing a novel, you eventually abandon it. - Tom Winton
Stop writing caption. Go action! - Lenang Manggala
When you reduce a woman to writing, she makes you think of a thousand other women - Gustave Flaubert
I won't stop writing until I am known as the Kurt Cobain of literature! - Christina Westover
If you only enjoy the journey of writing, that's reward enough. - Deray Ogden
Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words. - Debasish Mridha
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins commited in previous lives. - James Joyce
Writing doesn’t get easier with experience. The more you know, the harder it is to write. - Tim O'Brien
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. - Janet Frame
Writing is Amazing!When I write I am empowered by my thoughts, entertained by my imagination, and enlightened by my wisdom. - Theresa Lewis
It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written. - Robert Hass
Those who generate fog are Wizards of Oz hoping desperately that nobody pulls the curtain to reveal a trembling little writer behind it. This seldom happens. Readers who dare to point out that incomprehensible writing can't be comprehended risk being told that the problem is theirs. - Ralph Keyes
Writing might never be an easy act, but with TBL, writers don’t have to go at it alone. - Tethered by Letters
One of the things I love about labeling myself as an author is that I can read books and call it "researching writing styles."-- - Mike Mankoff
My purpose of writing is to express my love for you,no matter, who you are, where you live or whatever you do. - Debasish Mridha
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. - Winston S. Churchill
Painting a picture is writing a poem with paint. - Debasish Mridha
It's the first thing I tell my students: If you could understand, really understand, that no one needs to read your work, then your writing would improve vastly by the time we meet in this classroom again. - Dan Barden
I often fear to talk so occasionally I express my opinions and my love in writing. - Debasish Mridha
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing. - E.L. Doctorow
When you begin a new story, your job is to envision, to try to glimpse stuff that doesn't as yet exist. That's what writing is, going out to meet the ghosts of the future. Not out of the past, not the ones that are dead and buried. Ghosts of the future, those who don't exist yet. - Cédric Klapisch (screenplay writer); spoken by Xavier Rousseau in Casse-tête Chinois (Chinese Puzzle
Writing is really a way of thinking--not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic or just sweet. - Toni Morrison
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. - Douglas C. Engelbart
The only end of writing is to enable readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it. - Samuel Johnson
Schools don't really allow failure and yet it's part of any endeavour, not just writing. - Roddy Doyle
The day when on the cover of my books, my name will appear in bigger fond than the title of my book- I will stop writing because that would be the death of the writer in me. - Kirtida Gautam
Writing fiction is fun. Writing non-fiction is life-changing. - A.D. Posey
Don’t know where to begin writing? Just throw up on paper. - Carolyn V. Hamilton
No one understands the lines you are writing, and after 25 years you are the only one that speakes that languge . - Adel Abouhana
Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. - Joe Haldeman
Writing is...creating tattoos which are invisible, under your skin - Suzy Davies
Writing is more than a gift. It is a struggle that blesses those who see it through to the end. - Nona Mae King
Imagination Is the 1st step to writing the sequel to your life. Dare to believe and you’re sure to receive. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Being an author, writing a book was great fun. Publishing and marketing, not so fun. - Wynne Stevens
One hasn't become a writer until one has distilled writing intoa habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession.Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic,physiological and psychological as speaking or sleeping or eating. - Niyi Osundare
Literature, the act of writing, affirms life, however dark the story it tells. - Marty Rubin
Wondering and writing constitute positive madness. - Lailah Gifty Akita
People are writing post-apocalyptic fiction like there's no tomorrow! - Cassandra Page
Writing isn't only about a completed piece of work. It's about the writer you're becoming while writing. - T.N. Suarez
I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away. - Mark Haddon
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. - Molière
A prose writer gets tired of writing prose, and wants to be a poet. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. - Samuel McChord Crothers
Writing is a solitary business. It’s just you and your characters and a blank page you need to fill. - Shannon Celebi
When I'm writing I don't want anyone else in the room - including myself. - Jonathan Franzen
Novel writing is World Building & Word Weaving (Neil Postman's terms). - J.M. Varner
It takes ,all at bottom from heart writing takes from root ,to spread likepieces of cloud ,then bind in such a thik Cloud ,pouring on earth to give entire life to start it again . - litymunshi
All authors go to heaven; we have paid our dues on earth by choosing to the hellish career of writing - Carl Henegan
Writing a book is like raising a child. They are conceived in private, and with hard labor, delivered in due time and given a name. Our own DNA is written all over them, and we pray their life will be a blessing to others. - Danny L. Deaubé
Writing is like running away. Running away to a place you made with your own hand. - YKRaikou
She held out a small voice recorder. 'By the way, could you describe exactly how you felt at the moment of impact? I'm writing this short story--''Put that away, Hazel,' hissed Mam. 'The poor boy is in pain.'Hazel persisted. 'Would that be a white-hot pain? Or more of a dull throbbing pain? - Eoin Colfer
For writing a first draft requires from the writer a peculiar internal state which ordinary life does not induce. ... how to set yourself spinning? - Annie Dillard
Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. - Gloria Steinem
Life is limited, but by writing, and reading, we can live in different worlds, get inside the skins and minds of other people, and, in this way, push out the boundaries of our own lifes. - Joan Lingard
Most times, my mind is just an ongoing, present-tense, first-person monologue. It's like I'm writing a novel, constantly, but only in my brain. - Andrew Shaffer
Stick to what you know and always be true to yourself. If you do that, your writing will be true, also. - Ashley Chunell
Writing and achieving your goals is not failure, not having a goal to write in the first place is the start of failure. - Onyi Anyado
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."(Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4) - David McCullough
Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either. - Meg Cabot
You are the Poem I dreamed of writing, the Masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining Star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled. Yes, I am Blessed. - Oksana Rus
Good editorial writing has less to do with winning an argument, since the other side is mostly not listening, than with telling the guys on your side how they ought to sound when they're arguing. - Adam Gopnik
If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages. - Elaine Liner
I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. - William Zinsser
Writing is not lying, nor is it theft. It is a journey and search for transparency between one’s words and one’s soul. - Richard Flanagan
With poetry and writing, the question isn’t do you know the right words?.The real question is, can you make words from the unwordable, chisel blocks of raw silence into shapes and touch our souls? - Jacob Nordby
Yeah, I know what your English Professor tried to tell you. But if your English Professor could make a living writing fiction, they would have been doing it. - Dean Wesley Smith
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a happy bunch of chuckleheads. - William Styron
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