Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quotable Quotes - Part 7

Some more words of wisdom from published authors to aspiring authors:

"The easiest thing to do on earth is not write." - William Goldman

"Writing a novel is a heady experience, for a novelist creates worlds and plays God." - Sidney Sheldon

"I consider terror the finest emotion, so I will try to terrify the reader. If I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify; and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud." - Stephen King

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” - Douglas Adams

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” - Maya Angelou

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” - Madeleine L'Engle

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” - J.D. Salinger

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” - Mark Twain

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” - Saul Bellow

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