Sunday, June 27, 2010

Writing Quotes of the Day

“The best way is always to stop when you are going good. If you do that, you’ll never be stuck. And don’t think or worry about it until you start to write again the next day. That way your subconscious will be working on it all the time, but if you worry about it, your brain will get tired before you start again. But work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Writer's have two main problems. One is writer's block, when words won't come at all, and the other's logorrhea, when words come so fast that they hardly get to the wastebasket in time.”

Cecilia Bartholomew

“When I don't write, I feel my world shrink. I lose my fire, my color.”

Anais Nin

“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.”


“This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don't consider it rejected. Consider that you've addressed it 'to the editor who can appreciate my work' and it has simply come back stamped 'not at this address.' Just keep looking for the right address.”

Barbara Kingsolver

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1 comment:

chiccoreal said...

Dear Mike: Thanks for the quotes; inspiring the removal of the annoying writer's block; one word, one chip at a time! Much needed and appreciated! I thoroughly like the Hemingway approach to these nasty blocks, although Moliere's is most humorous albeit somewhat dramatic! I am going to keep these quotes for those days like today when I decided to put the pedal to the metal; the ink to the well, the pen to the paper and say the first innane thing to pop in my head!