Writers...On Writing

10 Quotes to Ponder

  1. "Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don't get it you will none the less get something that looks remarkably like it." ~Jack London           
  2. "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." ~William Wordsworth
  3. "I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions." ~James Michener
  4. "Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” ~Ray Bradbury
  5. “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
    ~Virginia Woolf
  6. “There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.” ~Jim Thompson
  7. "Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn't we?" ~Terry Guillemets
  8. "One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment." ~Hart Crane
  9. “In the final exam in the Chaucer course we were asked why he used certain verbal devices, certain adjectives, why he had certain characters behave in certain ways. And I wrote, 'I don't think Chaucer had any idea why he did any of these things. That isn't the way people write.'

    I believe this as strongly now as I did then. Most of what is best in writing isn't done deliberately.” ~Madeline
  10. "Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little." ~Holley Gerth
    Now go write something!


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