Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Writing is not a genteel profession. It's quite nasty and tough and kind of dirty.
Writing makes no noise, except groans, and it can be done everywhere, and it is done alone.
You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won't be able to take a break from being a writer.
For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
Writing is only boring to the people who are boring themselves.
Easy reading is damned hard writing.
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because when two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worries and only half the royalties.
Writing is a crummy profession, but a good hobby.
Writing is a fairly lonely business unless you invite people in to watch you do it, which is often distracting and then have to ask them to leave.
Writing energy is like anything else. The more you put in, the more you get out.
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
Writing is a cop-out. An excuse to live perpetually in fantasy land, where you can create, direct and watch the products of your own head. Very selfish.
If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.
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.
One of the side-effects of having your work appear in a public forum such as this is that people often email me asking for advice on how to break into writing, presumably figuring that if a drooling gum-brain like me can scrape a living witlessly pawing at a keyboard, there's hope for anyone.
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.
It has been said, "History is written by the victors." I take this to mean we can make ourselves victorious by writing, and then rewriting our own stories. In a country and culture so dominated by media, by the manipulation of words and stories, telling the tales of people whose stories historically have not been told is a radical act and I believe an act that can change the world and help rewrite history.
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