Sunday, March 22, 2009
Writing Quotes of the Day
"If you're a singer, you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he’s good, the older he gets, the better he writes."
"Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil - but there is no way around them."
"I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive."
"You will have to write and put away or burn a lot of material before you are comfortable in this medium. You might as well start now and get the work done. For I believe that eventually quantity will make for quality."
"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any."
"The best children's book writers are not people who have kids, but people who write from the child within themselves."Andrea Brown
"Advice from this elderly practitioner is to forget publishers and just roll a sheet of copy paper into your machine and get lost in your subject."
E. B. White
"A writer's job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories."
"I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it."
"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the man who writes about all people and all time."
George Bernard Shaw