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Writing Advice Sayings By Jennifer Hudson Taylor: Writer's block isn't always a problem. It can be a process of writing that helps Writer's block isn't always a problem. It can be a process of writing that helps us write better. — Jennifer Hudson Taylor
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Writing Advice Sayings By R.M. Donaldson: In reading we live hundreds lives, in writing we live thousands of lives. In reading we live hundreds lives, in writing we live thousands of lives. — R.M. Donaldson
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Writing Advice Sayings By James J. Kilpatrick: Use familiar words-words that your readers will understand, and not words they will have to Use familiar words-words that your readers will understand, and not words they will have to look up. No advice is more elementary, and no advice is more difficult to accept. When we feel an impulse to use a marvelously exotic word, let us lie down until the impulse goes away. — James J. Kilpatrick
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Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: What prevents you from fully expressing yourself? What prevents you from fully expressing yourself? — Lailah Gifty Akita
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Writing Advice Sayings By Elizabeth George: But if you don't understand that story is character and not just idea, you will But if you don't understand that story is character and not just idea, you will not be able to breathe life into even the most intriguing flash of inspiration. — Elizabeth George
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Writing Advice Sayings By John Geddes: Language always occurs in a context - you can speak Elizabethan words, but to speak Language always occurs in a context - you can speak Elizabethan words, but to speak the language you have to put on the mindset ... — John Geddes
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Writing Advice Sayings By Dan Alatorre: Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can't Pound it out, get it done, write every day. No excuses. Kerouac said you can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. Damn straight. You'll sleep a lot better getting your word count in than another quick Twitter check or keeping up to date on the Kardashians. — Dan Alatorre
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Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Devote yourself to reading, learning and writing. Devote yourself to reading, learning and writing. — Lailah Gifty Akita
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Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Life is a book. Read it. But do not forget to write yours. Life is a book. Read it. But do not forget to write yours. — Lailah Gifty Akita
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Writing Advice Sayings By T.C. Boyle: I have an idea and a first line and that suggests the rest of it. I have an idea and a first line
and that suggests the rest of it. I have little concept of what I'm going to say, or where it's going. I have some idea of how long it's going to be
but not what will happen or what the themes will be. That's the intrigue of doing it
it's a process of discovery. You get to discover what you're going to say and what it's going to mean. — T.C. Boyle
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Writing Advice Sayings By Don Roff: The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with each work and remain humble. Boastful ones, not so much. — Don Roff
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Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Writings are thoughts in a defined moment. Writings are thoughts in a defined moment. — Lailah Gifty Akita
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Writing Advice Sayings By Hugh MacLeod: Writer's block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined Writer's block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined with the rather weird idea that you should feel the need to say something. Why? If you have something to say, then say it. If not, enjoy the silence while it lasts. The noise will return soon enough. — Hugh MacLeod
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Writing Advice Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand. — Ernest Hemingway,
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Writing Advice Sayings By Joanna Penn: When you start out writing, your inner creative is just a little seedling with tiny When you start out writing, your inner creative is just a little seedling with tiny leaves above the earth, peeping out into the air for the first time. — Joanna Penn
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Writing Advice Sayings By Marty Rubin: Don't try to describe an orgasm if you've never had one. Don't try to describe an orgasm if you've never had one. — Marty Rubin
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Writing Advice Sayings By Don Roff: Write for impact first, money second. If you do it the other way around, you'll Write for impact first, money second. If you do it the other way around, you'll end up with less of either. — Don Roff
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Writing Advice Sayings By Alan Dapre: The art of writing involves making as many cups of tea as you can in The art of writing involves making as many cups of tea as you can in the time available for writing. Then adding extra time for writing ... — Alan Dapre
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Writing Advice Sayings By Rachel Caine: I don't know that it's particularly good for my writing process, but I have gotten I don't know that it's particularly good for my writing process, but I have gotten some very valuable writing ideas and advice through Twitter and Facebook and other social network sites. — Rachel Caine
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Writing Advice Sayings By Kathy Fish: The beautiful unruliness of literature is what makes it so much fun to wander through: The beautiful unruliness of literature is what makes it so much fun to wander through: you read Jane Austen and you say, oh, that is IT. And then you turn around and read Sterne, and you say, Man, that is IT. And then you wander across a century or so, and you run into Kafka, or Calvino, or Cortazar, and you say, well that is IT. And then you stroll through what Updike called the grottos of Ulysses, and after that you consort with Baldwin or Welty or Spencer, or Morrison, or Bellow or Fitzgerald and then back to W. Shakespeare, Esq; the champ, and all the time you feel the excitement of being in the presence of IT. And when you yourself spend the good time writing, you are not different in kind than any of these people, you are part of that miracle of human invention. So get to work. Get on with IT, no matter how difficult IT is. Every single gesture, every single stumble, every single uninspired-feeling hour, is worth IT. Richard Bausch — Kathy Fish
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Writing Advice Sayings By Sean Platt: You're allowed to manipulate the environment, but not the character. You're allowed to manipulate the environment, but not the character. — Sean Platt
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Writing Advice Sayings By M. Kirin: You think you have no 'talent'? Write anyway. lots of people with 'talent' don't actually You think you have no 'talent'? Write anyway. lots of people with 'talent' don't actually act on it. As long as you write, you will learn, you will improve, and you will be better than anyone claiming to have 'talent. — M. Kirin
Writing Advice Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: If you're going to have a complicated story, you must work to a map; otherwise If you're going to have a complicated story, you must work to a map; otherwise you can never make a map of it afterwards. — J.R.R. Tolkien
Writing Advice Sayings By Jennifer Murgia: Write to your heart's content and by all means, have fun with your creation. It's Write to your heart's content and by all means, have fun with your creation. It's your moment to do absolutely anything within those pages. — Jennifer Murgia
Writing Advice Sayings By M. Kirin: The only way to overcome fear and doubt is to go against them. The only way to overcome fear and doubt is to go against them. — M. Kirin
Writing Advice Sayings By Stan Lee: The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. The only advice anybody can give is, if you wanna be a writer, keep writing. And read all you can, read everything. — Stan Lee
Writing Advice Sayings By James D. Beers: Rule #1: Writing is for the creative brain. Editing is for the critical brain. Separate Rule #1: Writing is for the creative brain. Editing is for the critical brain. Separate them appropriately. — James D. Beers
Writing Advice Sayings By Eudora Welty: No art ever came out of not risking your neck. No art ever came out of not risking your neck. — Eudora Welty
Writing Advice Sayings By A. Scott Berg: Max sent Scottie some literary advice, the same dictum he gave every college student who Max sent Scottie some literary advice, the same dictum he gave every college student who called on him. He stressed the importance of a liberal arts education but urged her to avoid all courses in writing. "Everyone has to find her own way of writing," he wrote Scottie, "and the source of finding it is largely out of literature. — A. Scott Berg
Writing Advice Sayings By Austin Grossman: If I had writing materials, I might write a guidebook, a source of advice and If I had writing materials, I might write a guidebook, a source of advice and inspiration for the next generation of masked criminals, bent prodigies, and lonely geniuses, the ones who've been taught to feel different, or the ones who knew it from the start. The ones who are smart enough to do something about it. There are things they should hear. Somebody has to tell them. — Austin Grossman
Writing Advice Sayings By Luke Taylor: Fiction is a careful combination of observation, inspiration, and imagination. Fiction is a careful combination of observation, inspiration, and imagination. — Luke Taylor
Writing Advice Sayings By Eliza Green: Park your ego and listen to your readers. They can be your best friend or Park your ego and listen to your readers. They can be your best friend or your worst enemy. But chances are you'll learn something from them. — Eliza Green
Writing Advice Sayings By Bryant A. Loney: You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace You do not need to be temperamental or upset to be a novelist. Don't embrace the tortured artist rhetoric that any life difficulties might serve to benefit and enhance your writing. That's damaging. Counterintuitive. Writing can be so incredibly lonely, and when you're alone with your thoughts for long enough to produce a hundred thousand words of your own headspace, it can be scary. Suffering is not good for your art. Mental health care is. So talk to someone other than your future readers about the problems you are facing. Someone you know and trust. There is no shame in asking for help. — Bryant A. Loney
Writing Advice Sayings By Darynda Jones: We don't read to observe the character from a distance. We read to become the We don't read to observe the character from a distance. We read to become the character and experience the conflicts and rewards they are experiencing. — Darynda Jones
Writing Advice Sayings By Judy Penz Sheluk: Make time to write every day. The writing muscle is like any other muscle; the Make time to write every day. The writing muscle is like any other muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it becomes. — Judy Penz Sheluk
Writing Advice Sayings By Andrew M. Greeley: It's a terrible mistake to let the perfect get in the way of the good. It's a terrible mistake to let the perfect get in the way of the good. If you wait to publish until you have written a great book, you will never publish anything. Great books happen by chance, not by design. The wise writer writes the best he can and leaves it to posterity to decide about greatness. — Andrew M. Greeley
Writing Advice Sayings By Stephen King: Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it Try any goddam thing you like, no matter how boringly normal or outrageous. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, toss it. Toss it even if you love it. — Stephen King
Writing Advice Sayings By Bertrand Russell: To all the talented young men who wander about feeling that there is nothing in To all the talented young men who wander about feeling that there is nothing in the world for them to do, I should say: 'Give up trying to write, and, instead, try not to write. Go out into the world; become a pirate, a king in Borneo, a labourer in Soviet Russia; give yourself an existence in which the satisfaction of elementary physical needs will occupy almost all your energies.' I do not recommend this course of action to everyone, but only to those who suffer from the disease which Mr Krutch diagnoses. I believe that, after some years of such an existence, the ex-intellectual will fin that in spite of is efforts he can no longer refrain from writing, and when this time comes his writing will not seem to him futile. — Bertrand Russell
Writing Advice Sayings By Anne Lamott: E. L. Doctorow once said that "writing a novel is like driving a car at E. L. Doctorow once said that "writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard. — Anne Lamott
Writing Advice Sayings By Caleb J. Ross: I started the first drafts of the book during my sophomore year of college. I I started the first drafts of the book during my sophomore year of college. I wasn't thinking at all about kids at the time. But I was thinking. A lot. About everything. I wish I could capture that head-space again; everything meant something to me in college. Every leaf, every sound, every lecture, every textbook. It's like I was on drugs, 24/7. I am glad I was able to pair that ceaseless pondering with plenty of time to write. What came of that time was the first draft of the novel, a lengthy, unnecessarily angst-driven pile of crap. Years later, with Zoloft, I approached the novel with a more level head, and came away with a much, much better novel. My advice to writers, I suppose, is write your novel when you feel like shit; edit when you feel great. — Caleb J. Ross
Writing Advice Sayings By Daniel Quinn: Don't wait. Writers are the only artists I know of who expect to get somewhere Don't wait. Writers are the only artists I know of who expect to get somewhere by waiting. Everyone knows you have to dance to be a dancer, you have to sing to be a singer, you have to act to be an actor, but far too many people seem to believe that you. don't have to write to be a writer. So, instead of writing, they wait. Isaac Asimov said it beautifully in just six words: "It's the writing that teaches you." Writing is what teaches you. Writing is what leads to "inspiration." Writing is what generates ideas. Nothing else-and nothing less. Don't meditate, don't do yoga, don't do drugs. Just write. — Daniel Quinn
Writing Advice Sayings By Dan Alatorre: I think if a writer is being honest they'd admit to a file full of I think if a writer is being honest they'd admit to a file full of a dozen or more stories that are all started to varying degrees. They're like the kid who wants to be a firefighter and a police officer and an astronaut. — Dan Alatorre
Writing Advice Sayings By Joanna Russ: An as-yet-unpublished poet in Boulder, Colorado, once said to me that anything worth doing was An as-yet-unpublished poet in Boulder, Colorado, once said to me that anything worth doing was worth doing badly. I may seem, in the foregoing sketchy pages, to have followed her advice rather too well. — Joanna Russ
Writing Advice Sayings By Ted Williams: If you don't think too good, don't think too much. If you don't think too good, don't think too much. — Ted Williams
Writing Advice Sayings By Dani Shapiro: I believe that we don't choose our stories," she began, leaning forward. "Our stories choose I believe that we don't choose our stories," she began, leaning forward. "Our stories choose us." She paused and took a sip of water. Her hand, I noticed was steady.. "And if we don't tell them, then we are somehow diminished. — Dani Shapiro
Writing Advice Sayings By Jill Telford: Write as though your life depended on it. Write as though your life depended on it. — Jill Telford
Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: I write to shed my sacred sorrows. I write to shed my sacred sorrows. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Advice Sayings By Sandra Elaine Scott: If you don't make time for writing, writing won't make time for you. If you don't make time for writing, writing won't make time for you. — Sandra Elaine Scott
Writing Advice Sayings By Rose Tremain: When an idea comes, spend silent time with it. Remember Keats's idea of Negative Capability When an idea comes, spend silent time with it. Remember Keats's idea of Negative Capability and Kipling's advice to "drift, wait, and obey." Along with your gathering of hard data, allow yourself also to dream your idea into being. — Rose Tremain
Writing Advice Sayings By Anne Lamott: Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a Almost every single thing you hope publication will do for you is a fantasy, a hologram
it's the eagle on your credit card that only seems to soar. — Anne Lamott
Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Every experience is story to be written. Every experience is story to be written. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Advice Sayings By Joyce Carol Oates: Be daring, take on anything. Don't labor over little cameo works in which every word Be daring, take on anything. Don't labor over little cameo works in which every word is to be perfect. Technique holds a reader from sentence to sentence, but only content will stay in his mind. — Joyce Carol Oates
Writing Advice Sayings By Ali Davis: My normal life strategy when faced with a difficult situation is to think hard about My normal life strategy when faced with a difficult situation is to think hard about all my possible options, try to understand the points of view of the other people involved, ask for advice from a few trusted friends, do a little research on the internet, ask those same friends about the new information my research uncovered, do a little writing in my journal, and then think some more before coming to a careful but not intractable decision. — Ali Davis
Writing Advice Sayings By Kim Fielding: 'We're not ... we haven't been writing poetry and sprinkling rose petals and tripping hand 'We're not ... we haven't been writing poetry and sprinkling rose petals and tripping hand in hand under rainbows, Kay.'
'Just because you have Y chromosomes doesn't mean you can't tell each other how you feel, Dylan. Your penises won't fall off if you do.' — Kim Fielding
Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Your story must told.Live a life legacy- written book or notes.This will be there for Your story must told.
Live a life legacy- written book or notes.
This will be there for many generations to know your rich experiences and knowledge. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Advice Sayings By Darynda Jones: You take a universal concept, something that has been done a million times (because everything You take a universal concept, something that has been done a million times (because everything has been done a million times), and add a fresh twist to it. Something no one saw coming. But mostly fresh writing! Keep it clean, simple, and compelling. — Darynda Jones
Writing Advice Sayings By Tom Winton: You never finish writing a novel, you eventually abandon it. You never finish writing a novel, you eventually abandon it. — Tom Winton
Writing Advice Sayings By Marshall B. Rosenberg: When it comes to giving advice, never do so unless you've first received a request When it comes to giving advice, never do so unless you've first received a request in writing, signed by a lawyer. — Marshall B. Rosenberg
Writing Advice Sayings By M. Kirin: Stop beating yourself up over all the days you didn't work on your story. Focus Stop beating yourself up over all the days you didn't work on your story. Focus on what you can do today.

Sit down, and write. — M. Kirin
Writing Advice Sayings By E.A. Bucchianeri: ... The Book is more important than your plans for it. You have to go ... The Book is more important than your plans for it. You have to go with what works for The Book ~ if your ideas appear hollow or forced when they are put on paper, chop them, erase them, pulverise them and start again. Don't whine when things are not going your way, because they are going the right way for The Book, which is more important. The show must go on, and so must The Book. — E.A. Bucchianeri
Writing Advice Sayings By Don Roff: Audiences will admire your character's strength but connect with them through their weakness. Audiences will admire your character's strength but connect with them through their weakness. — Don Roff
Writing Advice Sayings By Baby Halder: If a writer starts worring about what he or she has left out or forgotten, If a writer starts worring about what he or she has left out or forgotten, they might not be able to write even a single line. — Baby Halder
Writing Advice Sayings By Debra Dean: I think I was also afraid of the novel. I write line by line, proceeding I think I was also afraid of the novel. I write line by line, proceeding at snail's pace, rewriting as I go and paring the excess away. This is against all the best advice for writing long form prose, and I have tried over the years to break myself of the habit, but I can't bear to leave anything ungainly on the page and half the fun for me is that tinkering. So the length of a novel was a daunting prospect. — Debra Dean
Writing Advice Sayings By William Strunk Jr.: If you have received a letter inviting you to speak at the dedication of a If you have received a letter inviting you to speak at the dedication of a new cat hospital, and you hate cats, your reply, declining the invitation, does not necessarily have to cover the full range of your emotions. You must make it clear that you will not attend, but you do not have to let fly at the cats. The writer of the letter asked a civil question; attack cats, then, only if you can do so with good humor, good taste, and in such a way that your answer will be courteous as well as responsive. Since you are out of sympathy with cats, you may quite properly give this as a reason for not appearing at the dedicatory ceremonies of a cat hospital. But bear in mind that your opinion of cats was not sought, only your services as a speaker. Try to keep things straight. — William Strunk Jr.
Writing Advice Sayings By Avijeet Das: Writers don't suffer from insanity, they depend upon it! Writers don't suffer from insanity, they depend upon it! — Avijeet Das
Writing Advice Sayings By Bonnie Friedman: Daily life is always extraordinary when rendered precisely. We can unlock our lives with a Daily life is always extraordinary when rendered precisely. We can unlock our lives with a pencil tip. — Bonnie Friedman
Writing Advice Sayings By Teju Cole: The most common thing I find is very brilliant, acute, young people who want to The most common thing I find is very brilliant, acute, young people who want to become writers but they are not writing. You know, they really badly want to write a book but they are not writing it. The only advice I can give them is to just write it, get to the end of it. And, you know, if it's not good enough, write another one. — Teju Cole
Writing Advice Sayings By Philip Levine: Corruption is subtle, just like the Bible said. Many young poets have come to me Corruption is subtle, just like the Bible said. Many young poets have come to me and asked, How am I gonna make it? They feel, and often with considerable justice, that they are being overlooked while others with less talent are out there making careers for themselves. I always give the same advice. I say, Do it the hard way, and you'll always feel good about yourself. You write because you have to, and you get this unbelievable satisfaction from doing it well. Try to live on that as long as you're able. — Philip Levine
Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Begin to write, your heart will flow with sacred words. Begin to write, your heart will flow with sacred words. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Advice Sayings By John Gardner: Nothing is sillier than the creative writing teacher's dictum"Write about what you know." But whether Nothing is sillier than the creative writing teacher's dictum
"Write about what you know." But whether you're writing
about people or dragons, your personal observation of how
things happen in the world - how character reveals itself - can
turn a dead scene into a vital one. Preliminary good advice
might be: Write as if you were a movie camera. Get exactly
what is there. All human beings see with astonishing accuracy,
not that they can necessarily write it down. — John Gardner
Writing Advice Sayings By Strunk Jr., William: Vigorous writing is concise. Vigorous writing is concise. — Strunk Jr., William
Writing Advice Sayings By Don Roff: Keep being bold on the page, and in life, and people cannot ignore you forever. Keep being bold on the page, and in life, and people cannot ignore you forever. — Don Roff
Writing Advice Sayings By Etty Hillesum: Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else. Every word born of an inner necessity - writing must never be anything else. — Etty Hillesum
Writing Advice Sayings By Patrick Stump: Advice? Focus on the craft. Study the greats. Try and understand how and why they Advice? Focus on the craft. Study the greats. Try and understand how and why they made the writing choices they did. Then, start by copying them ... just as an exercise. See if you can do similar things. Learn how to write a song like so and so. Then, when you've done that, write a song like yourself. Learn to color within the lines before going outside them. — Patrick Stump
Writing Advice Sayings By John Geddes: Consider yourself a functional character in someone else's novel - a background character - a Consider yourself a functional character in someone else's novel - a background character - a person on the street - that's the perspective ... — John Geddes
Writing Advice Sayings By Dipesh Nepal: Never say you can't be a writer or a script writer, remember how well, characters Never say you can't be a writer or a script writer, remember how well, characters in your dreams said their dialogues. — Dipesh Nepal
Writing Advice Sayings By Lauren Tarshis: The most important advice I can offer is that writing is a craft that you The most important advice I can offer is that writing is a craft that you can learn by practicing. If you keep writing, you will improve. — Lauren Tarshis
Writing Advice Sayings By M. Kirin: All great stories began as shitty first drafts.There are no exceptions to this. All great stories began as shitty first drafts.
There are no exceptions to this. — M. Kirin
Writing Advice Sayings By John Green: Whenever I'm asked what advice I have for young writers, I always say that the Whenever I'm asked what advice I have for young writers, I always say that the first thing is to read, and to read a lot. The second thing is to write. And the third thing, which I think is absolutely vital, is to tell stories and listen closely to the stories you're being told. — John Green
Writing Advice Sayings By Sandra Brown: You can only write by putting words on a paper one at a time. You can only write by putting words on a paper one at a time. — Sandra Brown
Writing Advice Sayings By Christy Hall: I do not recommend writing a screenplay in two weeks. I do not recommend writing a screenplay in two weeks. — Christy Hall
Writing Advice Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Save your work, you may never know when the light will go off. Save your work, you may never know when the light will go off. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Writing Advice Sayings By Neil Gaiman: Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there'll always be better writers Start telling the stories that only you can tell, because there'll always be better writers than you and there'll always be smarter writers than you. There will always be people who are much better at doing this or doing that - but you are the only you.

Tarantino - you can criticize everything that Quentin does - but nobody writes Tarantino stuff like Tarantino. He is the best Tarantino writer there is, and that was actually the thing that people responded to - they're going 'this is an individual writing with his own point of view'.

There are better writers than me out there, there are smarter writers, there are people who can plot better - there are all those kinds of things, but there's nobody who can write a Neil Gaiman story like I can. — Neil Gaiman
Writing Advice Sayings By Val Kovalin: The only 'ironclad rules' in writing fiction are the laws of physics and the principles The only 'ironclad rules' in writing fiction are the laws of physics and the principles of grammar, and even those can be bent. — Val Kovalin
Writing Advice Sayings By Bonnie Friedman: Plot joined the expedition unwooed, as a necessary companion. It was not the scout. The Plot joined the expedition unwooed, as a necessary companion. It was not the scout. The scout was a certain mood. I followed that mood, and let the shape of the story flow from that. — Bonnie Friedman
Writing Advice Sayings By Robert Greene: What I like about the internet, what I see there is that its much more What I like about the internet, what I see there is that its much more democratic. I have much more control, and if what I write is liked by the public, I have immediate feedback. There are so many things I want to say - about events in the news, politics, the gamesmanship and manipulations I read about, thoughts that occur to me about the power game, advice, on and on. — Robert Greene
Writing Advice Sayings By M. Kirin: Description is the color in the canvas of your story. Description is the color in the canvas of your story. — M. Kirin
Writing Advice Sayings By Breyten Breytenbach: The recognition and the acceptance of the Other's humanity (or humanness) is a maiming of The recognition and the acceptance of the Other's humanity (or humanness) is a maiming of self. You have to wound the self, cut it in strips, in order to -know- that you are as similar and of the same substance of shadows. — Breyten Breytenbach
Writing Advice Sayings By Nassim Nicholas Taleb: It seems that it is the most unsuccessful people who give the most advice, particularly It seems that it is the most unsuccessful people who give the most advice, particularly for writing and financial matters. — Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Writing Advice Sayings By Andrew Thomas: Graft at your craft! Graft at your craft! — Andrew Thomas
Writing Advice Sayings By Greg Curtis: People say that writers write for money. From my own experience that's not true. I People say that writers write for money. From my own experience that's not true. I write for me. I publish for money. — Greg Curtis
Writing Advice Sayings By Carla H. Krueger: Books are like rivers, meandering this way and that, but taking us on a steady, Books are like rivers, meandering this way and that, but taking us on a steady, flowing course to somewhere different. — Carla H. Krueger
Writing Advice Sayings By Roman Payne: When I met a truly beautiful girl, I would tell her that if she spent When I met a truly beautiful girl, I would tell her that if she spent the night with me, I would write a novel or a story about her. This usually worked; and if her name was to be in the title of the story, it almost always worked. Then, later, when we'd passed a night of delicious love-making together, after she'd gone and I'd felt that feeling of happiness mixed with sorrow, I sometimes would write a book or story about her. Sometimes her character, her way about herself, her love-making, it sometimes marked me so heavily that I couldn't go on in life and be happy unless I wrote a book or a story about that woman, the happy and sad memory of that woman. That was the only way to keep her, and to say goodbye to her without her ever leaving. — Roman Payne
Writing Advice Sayings By Terri Windling: There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a There are plenty of bad editors who try to impose their own vision on a book. ( ... )
A good novel editor is invisible. — Terri Windling
Writing Advice Sayings By Madeleine L'Engle: I have advice for people who want to write. I don't care whether they're 5 I have advice for people who want to write. I don't care whether they're 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can't be a writer if you're not a reader. It's the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it's for only half an hour - write, write, write. — Madeleine L'Engle
Writing Advice Sayings By Amit Chaudhuri: [G]ive nothing centrality, because writing is about continually shifting weight from one thing and moment [G]ive nothing centrality, because writing is about continually shifting weight from one thing and moment to the other. — Amit Chaudhuri
Writing Advice Sayings By Dinty W. Moore: What are minnows but brief flashes? And what are thoughts? And how do you capture What are minnows but brief flashes? And what are thoughts? And how do you capture a brief flash, even for a second? — Dinty W. Moore
Writing Advice Sayings By Darynda Jones: Humor is so subjective, not everyone is going to get what you are peddling. Others Humor is so subjective, not everyone is going to get what you are peddling. Others will be offended when what you meant no offense whatsoever. Those are the stakes. You have to be able to stand up for yourself and what you've written. Comedy pushes limits, makes people uncomfortable, and is a natural reaction to the environment. Otherwise, as I said, it is forced. Let it flow and give your characters permission to cross a line or two, but only if you can take the heat afterward. — Darynda Jones
Writing Advice Sayings By Richard Wright: I would write:"The soft melting hunk of butter trickled in gold down the stringy grooves I would write:
"The soft melting hunk of butter trickled in gold down the stringy grooves of the split yam."
Or:
"The child's clumsy fingers fumbled in sleep, feeling vainly for the wish of its dream."
"The old man huddled in the dark doorway, his bony face lit by the burning yellow in the windows of distant skycrapers."
My purpose was to capture a physical state or movement that carried a strong subjective impression, an accomplishment which seemed supremely worth struggling for. If I could fasten the mind of the reader upon words so firmly that he would forget words and be conscious only of his response, I felt that I would be in sight of knowing how to write narrative. — Richard Wright
Writing Advice Sayings By Carla H. Krueger: It's better to be remembered for what you said, not what you earned. It's better to be remembered for what you said, not what you earned. — Carla H. Krueger