Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
- Ben Franklin -
I believe that you either love the work or the rewards. Life is lot easier if you love the work.
- Jane Smiley -
The only way you'll find out if you "have it in you" is to get to work and see if you do.
- Cheryl Strayed -
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it's done. It's that easy, and that hard.
- Neil Gaiman -
Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.
- Ann Patchett -
The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.
- Stephen Sondheim -
I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person - a real person you know, or an imagined person - and write to that one.
- John Steinbeck -
To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce -
Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.
- John Cleese -
Writers live twice.
- Natalie Goldberg -
If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.
- Margaret Atwood -
I don't think writers should write about answers, I think writers should write about questions.
- Paul Haggis -
Write what you know. Write what you want to know more about. Write what you're afraid to write about.
- Cec Murphey -
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
- E. L. Doctorow -
When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand.
- Raymond Chandler -