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I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day.
The writing begins when you've finished. Only then do you know what you're trying to say.
Writing is the act of finding out what I think.
I think you will find that, if you continue to write fiction, every character you create is partly you.
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.
Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth.
When you write, you want to get rid of the world, do you not? Of course you do. When you're writing, you're creating your own worlds.
The time to being writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
I gradually realized that I was seeing another example of creative ebb, another step by another art on the road that may indeed end in extinction.
The first draft of a book—even a long one—should take no more than three months, the length of a season.
Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.
You need the devotion to your work that a priest of God has for his.
When the work is the best work, it's more like being a secretary than it is a creative person, you just sort of take the stuff down.
Sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one.
When you are writing, you must treat it as the most important thing in the world, even when you know it is not. This helps you take the job seriously and do your best on everything you write.
The object of fiction isn't grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story.... Writing is seduction. Good talk is part of seduction.
You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.
I'm writing a book. I'm almost finished. I numbered the pages. Now all I have to do is fill them in.
It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg adress was so short. The laws of prose writing are immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics. Fr letter to Maxwell Perkins 1945
If the writer doesn't sweat, the reader will.
What Writing Is: Telepathy, of course.
I know it's difficult in the beginning. But, listen. If you have the impulse to write, do yourself a favor, do the world a favor, and write.
Just write. That's my only tip. And read. I guess that's two.
Build a strong foundation and you can reach even the most unthinkable heights.
I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity.
The only difference between writers and people who don't write is that writers aren't afraid to display their demons.
I personally believe that one learns to write by writing.
The sooner you finish procrastinating, the sooner you can get back to your art.
Whenever I feel sad, I just take out my phone and listen to her laughter recorded in my online messenger.
Maybe stories choose how they are told and who tells them.
I am swimming in a sea of words, attempting to keep my head above water.
Life baffles me most days. Maybe that's why I write. To try and make sense of it all.
Each time I discovered a potential link between one character’s story and another’s, several more connections would reveal themselves, like a beautiful, complex web spinning itself.
...if you always move in certainty, your writing will be flat - creativity is a rugged terrain...
I have written until I fell asleep with my computer on my lap. That can't be normal.
Writing is daydreaming with ink.
We are writing the history of our time.
Writing like this is a little like milking a cow: the milk is so rich and delicious, and the cow is so glad you did it.
I'm not gonna lie...sometimes this whole writing thing is a lonely business.
Most days, writing simply requires work-ethic, discipline, clarity, focus, time. Other days...it will demand absolutely everything of you.
I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.
A writing day is like any other day. Except I live in my pajamas, I forget to eat, and I suddenly look up, wondering when day turned into night.
Life is sacred story.
Sometimes we don't know where we are going until we get there.
My best writing happens when I’m fighting to produce it.
There is no such thing as an 'unemployed writer', only an unemployed mind
When a solid first draft of an original tale is complete...you feel as if you could do anything.
Give all that you can. No more. No less. Every. Single. Day.
Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.
I just slept for fifteen hours straight. Yes, writing a musical is THAT exhausting!