Writing By Authors Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 86 Quotes About Writing By Authors

#1. We need to boost each other to get to the top. It is much more effective than stepping on each other. - Author: Teresa Mummert
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#2. I have chosen to parody the writing styles of Carlos Castaneda, James Redfield, Richard Bach, Lynn Andrews, and several other best-selling new age authors. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#3. Payment and reserved copyright are at bottom the ruin of literature. Only he who writes entirely for the sake of what he has to say writes anything worth writing. It is as if there were a curse on money: every writer writes badly as soon as he starts writing for gain. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#4. One of the notebooks was for musings and pep talks. ... The other notebooks were for writing out the novel the way authors had done for centuries. - Author: Gail Godwin
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#5. But authors before they write should read. - Author: Fanny Burney
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#6. In art nothing is more secondary than the author's intentions. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
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#7. Pretend you're not spending $3 to read one of my books but buying me a coffee and having a conversation about yourself. - Author: Robin Sacredfire
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#8. Because as any writer will tell you, an IDEA for a book is like falling in love, it's all wild emotion and headlong rush, but the ACTUAL ACT of writing a book is like building a relationship: it is joyous, slow, fragile, frustrating, exhilarating, painstaking, exhausting, worth it. - Author: Ben H. Winters
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#9. Am reading more of Oscar Wilde. What a tiresome, affected sod. - Author: Noel Coward
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#10. It is the writer's job to craft a story so compelling that strangers will pay to hear it. - Author: Seeley James
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#11. Don't let society's defined genre hold you down, be a free spirit and just write, let society be the one to decide where each piece fits in. - Author: Uma Nnenna
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#12. A pen name is a nickname. - Author: A.D. Posey
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#13. [Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it! - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#14. I never read prefaces, and it is not much good writing things just for people to skip. I wonder other authors have never thought of this. - Author: E. Nesbit
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#15. 10% of authors earn 75% of the royalties. If you're writing a Romance novel, your odds will be slightly higher at making back your investment. Throw in a few vampires, even better. - Author: J.R. Young
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#16. There seems to be a strange affectation in authors of appearing to have done everything by chance. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#17. There are two classes of authors: the one write the history of their times, the other their biography. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#18. I love words. I crave descriptions that overwhelm my imagination with vivid detail. I dwell on phrases that make my heart thrum. I cherish expressions that pierce my emotions and force the tears to spill over. In essence, I long for a writer's soul sealed in ink on the page. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#19. Good characters in fiction are the very devil. Not only because most authors have too little material to make them of, but because we as readers have a strong subconscious wish to find them incredible. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#20. Good horror offers a sense of an upended, lawless world and that's appealing to anyone who grew up feeling like an outsider. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#21. The most difficult thing about writing; is writing the first line. - Author: Amit Kalantri
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#22. Writer's block' is just a fancy way of saying 'I don't feel like doing any work today. - Author: Meagan Spooner
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#23. For authors, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line only if you are writing the letter I. - Author: Michael A. Arnzen
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#24. Authors can alter your life. - Author: Bernard Kelvin Clive
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#25. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#26. Thank God For Writing, As Now I Can Work Until My Last Breath! - Author: Latif Mercado
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#27. - If you could describe my son in 3 words, what would you say?
- Sweet. Cute. Funny.
- That could be a description of a puppy she says dryly. - Author: Mary Papas
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#28. Authors have to write for their characters, for who they are, that's the strength of books. Don't worry about censors. Just write the story you need to tell and the rewards will come. - Author: Ellen Hopkins
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#29. To say that Agatha Christie's characters are cardboard cut-outs is an insult to cardboard cut-outs. - Author: Ruth Rendell
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#30. Just keep writing, and try to finish that novel. Remember, all authors started exactly where you are right now; the only difference between a published author and a non-published one is that the published author never stopped writing. - Author: Julie Kagawa
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#31. To some extent, all authors are a little schizophrenic. We lead most of our lives in solitary confinement, living and breathing the books that we're writing. - Author: Sophie Kinsella
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#32. This is the best time to be an author. - Author: Geraldine Solon
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#33. I think authors are just realizing there's no real reason to feel limited to a narrow set of genre rules in their writing. There's no reason a mystery novel can't have fantastic elements in it. Similarly, there's no reason why your epic fantasy series can't have elements of a mystery. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#34. Storytelling is a gift, but writing is a learned art. - Author: Beem Weeks
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#35. Since when did books ever solve anything? They only raise more questions than they answer, otherwise they're just fucking entertainment, and I am not here to fucking entertain you. - Author: Zia Haider Rahman
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#36. Sooner or later every writer evolves his own definition of a story.
Mine is: A reflection of life plus beginning and end (life seems not to have either) and a meaning. - Author: Mary O'Hara
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#37. Authors like reading. Go figure. So it's not surprising that we sometimes bog down in the research stage of new writing projects. - Author: Edward M. Lerner
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#38. All indies self-publish but not all self-publishers are indie. - Author: Orna Ross
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#39. Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#40. I researched fiction writing for months before I taught my first class, much of it looking for strong techniques from bestselling authors. - Author: James Thayer
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#41. Everyone's life is an evolution of emotions, spirit and beliefs. The storyline changes, plots thicken, main characters mature and new spiritual journeys begin. This is true of inspirational authors. Their books represent only the stages of their life. New triumphs of the soul have yet to be written! - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#42. I learned to write from authors. I didn't know any, but I read their books. - Author: Cynthia Rylant
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#43. how these words, wait to die
in the arms of all the poetry..
yet to be written. - Author: Sanober Khan
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#44. It is a sad paradox that when male authors impersonate women ... they are said to be dealing with 'cosmic, major concerns' - but when we impersonate ourselves we are said to be writing 'women's fiction' or 'women's poetry. - Author: Erica Jong
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#45. The more I know about God, I am convinced He likes to read books and authors are His librarians. Every soul is a story waiting to be read. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#46. It comes a point in which you don't know if you write books or the books write you - Author: Robin Sacredfire
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#47. I have wanted to write from a young age, but working with so many gifted authors and editors over the years has taught me so much. I doubt I would be where I am today without that amazing experience. - Author: Julie Klassen
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#48. An author's strong belief and enthusiasm will affect the writing of the book and often the publisher's commitment to it. - Author: Sterling Lord
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#49. Professional writers don't have muses; they have mortgages. - Author: Larry Kahaner
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#50. One of the least impressive liberties is the liberty to starve. This particular liberty is freely accorded to authors. - Author: Arnold Goodman, Baron Goodman
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#51. Hone your writing skills as if they were your finest weapons of war. For in the literary arena, your pen will truly be your sword. - Author: Max Hawthorne
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#52. That is how we writers all started: by reading. We heard the voice of a book speaking to us. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#53. All that sweetness makes me feel weird. My sister was never the loving type. - Author: Mary Papas
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#54. Many great authors of the 19th century wrote under conditions of strict censorship. The great thing about the art of writing a novel, is that you can write about anything. All you have to say is that it's fiction. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#55. Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#56. Writing books is certainly a most unpleasant occupation. It is lonesome, unsanitary, and maddening. Many authors go crazy. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#57. An Authorpreneur focuses on establishing one's brand to the consumer using different avenues to promote their work. - Author: Geraldine Solon
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#58. The obscure, unexplainable aspect of the writing process is about how some rhymes appear in your head. It often feels more like tuning in to some kind of channel than composing words in your mind. - Author: Sahara Sanders
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#59. Of the authors writing in English, I'd mention Shakespeare and Milton. But all this is terribly high-hat and makes me sound very po-faced, I'm afraid; however, I just happen to like these enormous, swinging, great creatures. - Author: William Golding
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#60. i am infinitely yearning
brimming
and overflowing
in words

i discover
it's another way
for me
to be in tears. - Author: Sanober Khan
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#61. Fiction and non-fiction are only different techniques of story telling. For reasons I do not fully understand, fiction dances out of me. Non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning. - Author: Arundhati Roy
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#62. The writer has little control over personal temperament, none over historical moment, and is only partly in charge of his or her own aesthetic. - Author: Julian Barnes
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#63. Grabbing readers by the imagination is a writer's job. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#64. Most critics write critiques which are by the authors they write critiques about. That would not be so bad, but then most authorswrite works which are by the critics who write critiques about them. - Author: Karl Kraus
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#65. All authors go to heaven; we have paid our dues on earth by choosing to the hellish career of writing - Author: Carl Henegan
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#66. Authors always feel in danger of being abandoned by loved ones. This is a potent fear. Yet it's as inevitable as writer's cramp when we presume to write words for others to read. - Author: Ralph Keyes
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#67. I'll just say right here that whoever thought up the idea of paying dead white authors by the word should have a special place in hell with the rest of the sadists. - Author: Heather W. Petty
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#68. All Jane Austen novels have a common storyline: an attractive and virtuous young woman surmounts difficulties to achieve marriage to the man of her choice. This is the age-long convention of the romantic novel, but with Jane Austen, what we have is Mills & Boon written by a genius. - Author: P.D. James
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#69. Publishing a book is like being pregnant. By the end, you're just ready to get that baby out! - Author: Carmen DeSousa
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#70. Writers will often find themselves steering by stars that are disturbingly in motion. - Author: William Strunk Jr.
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#71. Writing about Africa by Africans has been part of my literary apprenticeship, standing alongside works by authors such as Joseph Conrad, Joyce Cary and Graham Greene as influences. - Author: Giles Foden
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#72. Young artists must pave their way to Art by drawing pictures for magazine stories that young authors write to pave their way to Literature. - Author: O. Henry
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#73. By their very nature, idiots do not have the intellectual capacity to identify genius. All that idiots are mentally equipped to recognize are other idiots. - Author: Dermot Davis
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#74. It's a good thing, right, when an author gets turned on by the dirty scenes they write?! - Author: Martha Sweeney
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#75. As many authors have said, if the writer is not surprised by events, then chances are that the reader will not be either, and grow bored. - Author: Paul Di Filippo
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#76. some words
bring warmth
just by
being
next to each other. - Author: Sanober Khan
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#77. This has been done by masters of the trade and Garcia had taken in every stock situation with amazing powers of retention, but he had not put things together right and had used extraordinary discernment in not adding one single touch of originality. - Author: Felipe Alfau
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#78. Before publishers' blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing. - Author: Laurence J. Peter
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#79. I suspect that authors who start their careers writing for an adult audience - and who eventually produce a young adult novel or two - are more common than authors who begin by writing for young adults and who then gravitate toward composing something for an adult audience. - Author: Paul Di Filippo
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#80. After writing, there is the letting go part. Perfection is a myth; as we all get better by day.
Allow yourself to grow in active practice, release that book to the world, and do better with the next one. - Author: Uma Nnenna
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#81. I could hear music playing in the background of works by certain authors, like Poe and Shakespeare. And I discovered Nikki Giovanni when I was in eighth grade. Her writing has a musical energy with pulse and rhythm, almost like jazz or hip-hop. - Author: Jill Scott
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#82. Writing is a conduit. It opens up a passageway into the past. Not just for the writer, but for the reader too. Both readers and writer are linked by the commonality of human experience. - Author: Lang Leav
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#83. By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#84. An idea is a gift, a finished project is turning that gift into a book by making yourself write even when you don't want to. There is no such thing as a block of time to write. You have to carve time from a busy day. Elaine L. Orr - Author: Elaine Orr
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#85. Writing is a difficult trade which must be learned slowly by reading great authors; by trying at the outset to imitate them; by daring then to be original; by destroying one's first productions. - Author: Andre Maurois
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#86. A writer writes
regardless ...
even though ...
notwithstanding ...
despite ...
at any rate ...
anyhow ...
nevertheless ...
in the face of ...
undeterred by ...
heedless of ...
and because.
The true writer simply continues to write. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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