Glimpse Into The Mind of A Writer
"I write and that way rid myself of me and then at last I can rest."
— Clarice Lispector (via writingquotes)

"If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it."
— Tennessee Williams (via writingquotes)

"Work extra hard on the beginning of your story, so it snares readers instantly. And know how you’re going to end your story before you start writing; without a sense of direction, you can get lost in the middle."
— Joan Lowery Nixon (via writingquotes)

"It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open."
— Herman Melville (via writingquotes)

"As a writer, you can’t allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward."
— Augusten Burroughs (via writingquotes)

"The first act of insight is throw away the labels. In fiction, while we do not necessarily write about ourselves, we write out of ourselves, using ourselves; what we learn from, what we are sensitive to, what we feel strongly about—these become our characters and go to make our plots. Characters in fiction are conceived from within, and they have, accordingly, their own interior life; they are individuals every time."
— Eudora Welty (via writingquotes)

"Put yourself, and your work, out there every day, and you’ll start meeting some amazing people."
— Bobby Solomon (via writingquotes)

"We’re always being told ‘find your voice.’ When I was younger, I never really knew what this meant. I used to worry a lot about voice, wondering if I had my own. But now I realize that the only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow."
— Austin Kleon (via writingquotes)

"Writing is like everything else: the more you do it the better you get. Don’t try to be perfect as you go along, just get to the end of tha damn thing. Accept imperfections. Get it finished and then you can go back. If you try and polish every sentence there’s a chance you’ll never get past the first chapter."
— Iain Banks (via writingquotes)

"Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn’t going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book."
— Laurell K. Hamilton (via writingquotes)


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"When people stop writing, it’s one of two things - they are either really fucking happy or broken beyond repair."
— Ming D. Liu (via seelengekritzel)

"I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn."
— A.J. Jacobs (via writingquotes)

"If you’re a writer, your first duty, a duty you owe to yourself and your readers, and to your writing itself, is to become wonderful. To become the best writer you can possibly be."
— Theodora Goss (via writingquotes)