What it means to be a writer – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)
To be a writer is to sit down at one’s desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone – just plain going at it, in pain and delight. To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over….
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Especially the bit about never being satisfied….
Writers write too much about writing. We do it because we must, just get on with it!
Oh God, I’m guilty of that…do artists talks as much about painting before lifting a paintbrush?