Quotes

“Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art.  The water is free.  So drink.  Drink and be filled up.”  — Stephan King

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

“If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.” — Somerset Maugham

“People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it.” — Harlan Ellison

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” — Ernest Hemingway

“First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!” — Ray Bradbury

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” — Robert Benchley

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don’t cheat with it.” — Ernest Hemingway

“A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.” — Tom Bissell

“I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork” —  Peter de Vries

“A word after a word after a word is power.” — Margaret Atwood

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