Sunday, August 29, 2010

Writing Quotes to Think About

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie

A good style should show no signs of effort. What is written should seem a happy accident. ~W. Somerset Maugham, Summing Up, 1938

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension. ~Norman Mailer Writers at Work, 3rd series, PMB

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. ~Arthur Polotnik

It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write. ~Sinclair Lewis

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. ~G.K. Chesterton


  1. Refreshing and thought provoking. A keeper.


  2. I hope we are all 'writers' and don't care if people make comments we don't like. We have a light and need to let it shine.