A person who speaks his own words makes the true sense to the world and, therefore, the real difference in the lives of the people to whom he speaks directly or indirectly.
Submitted by Anujsomany over 3 years ago
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The best time to live-up to a great expectation be only when everyone says give-up.
Submitted by Anujsomany about 4 years ago
Congratulations: you’re a writer, and the reason you’re good at it is because your life kinda sucks.
Submitted by laura almost 5 years ago
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
Submitted by ArkAngel about 5 years ago
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.
Submitted by ArkAngel over 5 years ago
GIve me a copper coin and I will tell you a golden tale.
Submitted by laura over 5 years ago
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Submitted by laura almost 6 years ago
The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you're allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it's definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.
What is the best early training for a writer? An unhappy childhood.
You should make it hard on yourself to write so you’re easier to read.
All crib from skulls and bones that push a pen. / Readers crave bodies. We’re the resurrection men.
Submitted by dp1974 over 6 years ago
Film’s thought of as a director’s medium because the director creates the end product that appears on the screen. It’s that stupid auteur theory again, that the director is the author of the film. But what does the director shoot—the telephone book? Writers became much more important when sound came in, but they’ve had to put up a valiant fight to get the credit they deserve.
Submitted by robotnic over 6 years ago
Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before. And although you are physically by yourself, the haunting Demon never leaves you - the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of ever getting it right. No matter how diamond-bright your ideas are dancing in your brain, on paper they are earthbound.
I’ve noticed, the closer you get to the real thing in any bout of writing, the more formidable are the perverse interruptions, the deflections, tempting diversions and sheer obstacular incidents. The Alchemists were so familiar with it, they gave it a name – Ophiucos i.e. the Great Snake (no less!) .
I don’t think writers can allow themselves the luxury of being depressives for long. Writers are far less interesting than everyone would have them. They have typewriters and will travel. They sit at desks in a clerklike way. What may or may not be interesting is what we write.
You are made melancholy, more than anything, by the struggle you have with words—the struggle you have with trying to express what sometimes resists expression. It can be a melancholy business. As a fiction writer, every time you go out into the day you’ve also got to experience the bleakness of night.