“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.” Lawrence Kasdan (via writingquotes)
“Writing is like sex. You have to save your love for the love object. If you go around spouting about your idea, there’ll be no “charge” left. You can’t father children that way.” Ray Bradbury (via writingquotes)
“Endings are elusive, middles are nowhere to be found, but worst of all is to begin, to begin, to begin.” Donald Barthelme (via writingquotes)
“Begin your writing, fiction or article, where the action begins. This action can be internal (e.g., an important insight or personal decision) or external (e.g., a murder or calamity). Begin too early, you lose your reader. Begin too late, you lose your story.” Walt Shiel (via writingquotes)
“You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won’t be able to take a break from being a writer.” Stephen Leigh (via writingquotes)
“Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the readers mind – vividly, forcefully…” Samuel R. Delany (via writingquotes)
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” Franz Kafka (via writingquotes)
“Finish what you start. Keep submitting until it sells.” Robert Heinlein (via writingquotes)
“Most of the characteristics which make for success in writing are precisely those which we are all taught to repress … the firm belief that you are an important person, that you are a lot smarter than most people, and that your ideas are so damned important that everybody should listen to you.” Robert Anton Wilson (via writingquotes)
“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” Neil Gaiman (via writingquotes)
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