Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Quotes of the Week

The hardest thing about being a writer is convincing your wife that lying on the sofa is work.
—John Hughes

One should not become an artist because he can, but because he must. It is only for those who would be miserable without it.
—Irving Stone

Don’t introduce 20 characters in the first chapter. Another rookie mistake. Your readers are eager to get started. Don’t bombard them with a barrage of names from four generations of the same family. Five names are enough to get started.
—John Grisham

Don't just plan to write – write. It is only by #writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.
—P.D. James

I do believe that tenacity counts. Not going away matters.
—Carole King

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
—Leonard Cohen

The whole joy of writing comes from the opportunity to go over it and make it good.
—James Salter

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
—Vincent van Gogh

No writer need feel sorry for himself if he writes and enjoys it, even if he doesn’t get paid.
—Irwin Shaw

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn't matter a damn how you write.
—W. Somerset Maugham

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