"When genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
"Never write about a place until you're away from it, because that gives you perspective."
"I write the first sentence and trust in God for the next."
"Writing a poem is discovering."
"If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average."
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
"Write what should not be forgotten…"
"Even the most productive writers are expert dawdlers…"
Donald M. Murray
"Too many writers are trying to write with too shallow an education. Whether they go to college or not is immaterial…a good writer needs a sense of the history of literature to be successful as a writer."
"Write without pay until somebody offers to pay."
"You have typewriters, presses. And a huge audience. How about raising hell?"
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
"Revise and revise and revise - the best thought will come after the printer has snatched away the copy."
"In a writer there must always be two people - the writer and the critic."
"Writing is a sweet, wonderful reward…"