Writing Quotes

“Remember that wasted minute at the start of the day? Hard luck but you’ll never find it again.” ― Cleveland W. Gibson

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“The difference between a novelist and someone who tinkers around with writing is this: novelists finish their books.” ― Nancy Etchemendy

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“Art is the writer not having control, but the subject having control of the writer.” ― Paula Vogel

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“The crazy thing about poetry is how its simplicity makes it complicated.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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“Between the lines of every book the writer reveals their own secrets.” ― Chloe Thurlow, The Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomena

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“The hardest things to write are often the best things to read. And the most deserving to be written.” ― David Alejandro Fearnhead

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“Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an excited explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairytale!” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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“The job of a writer is not to convey emotion but to invoke it.” ― Eric T. Benoit

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“Above all things — read. Read the great stylists who cannot be copied rather than the successful writers who must not be copied.” ― Ngaio Marsh, Death on the Air and Other Stories

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“I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this. [Cormac McCarthy’s Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992]” ― Cormac McCarthy

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