Authors On Writing
Posted by Rita Henuber Aug 15 2013, 12:01 am in inspiration, motivation, writer's life
Thoughts on writing from authors I thought you would enjoy.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. ~ Eileen Caddy
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. ~ Nora Roberts
Keep a diary and one day it’ll keep you. ~Mae West
A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay
When things don’t go your way – change your way. ~ Me
The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. ~Agatha Christie
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
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. – Benjamin Franklin
Some of us aren’t meant to belong. Some of us have to turn the world upside down and shake the hell out of it until we make our own place in it. ~ Elizabeth Lowell
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener
Women with clean houses do not have finished books. ~ Joy Held
All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
People do not deserve to have good writing, as they are so pleased with bad. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. ~ Robert Benchley
I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter. ~ James Michener
When you get to the point everyone else would quit –keep going. ~ Unknown.
Tell the readers a story. Because without a story, you are merely using words to prove you can string them together in logical sentences. – Anne McCaffrey
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.- Anads Nin
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. – Mark Twain
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain
All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences. ~ Somerset Maugham
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader -not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. ~ E. L. Doctorow
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.~ Moliere
I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Elmore Leonard
When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “one word at a time.” ~ Stephen King
If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write. ~ Stephen King
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.~ Ernest Hemingway
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way. ~ Ernest Hemingway
Rejection is not Fatal ~ Author Unknown
Now go and write.
Forget the guilt, -“Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.”Erma Bombeck
Forget the housework. -“Housework, if it is done properly, can cause brain damage.” Erma Bombeck
Don’t worry about your family.-“No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed.” Erma Bombeck
Enjoy the moment.- “Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, ‘No thank you’ to desert that night. And for what?!” Erma Bombeck
Please share your favorite quote.
Rita writes sexy stories about Military Heroines. Extraordinary women and the men they love.