(Contributed by Sneha S.K)
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I’d type a little faster.
- Isaac Asimov
Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong.
-Jeffrey A. Carver
Write from the soul, not from some notion what you think the marketplace wants. The market is fickle; the soul is eternal.
Jeffrey A. Carver
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
Miguel de Cervantes
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
If there is a special Hell for writers it would be in the forced contemplation of their own works.
John Dos Passos
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
In good writing, words become one with things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Writers aren't exactly people.... they're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
-Dylan Thomas, letter to Vernon Watkins, March 1938
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.