I’m going to be a bit busy the next couple of weeks so I thought I’d leave you with some writing quotes from some of my favorite writers. When I went to look for some quotes I ran across this great website full of them.
Here are some that spoke to me.
The faster I write the better my output. If I’m going slow, I’m in trouble. It means I’m pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed.
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
E. L. Doctorow
Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position.
Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.
Ursula K. LeGuin
All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
The measure of artistic merit is the length to which a writer is willing to go in following his own compulsions.
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
Peter de Vries
Every word written is a victory against death.
and my personal favorite…drum roll please….
Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.
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