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…Writing is showbusiness for shy people…Lee Child QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

I always wanted to be in the world of entertainment. I just love the idea of an audience being happy with what I am doing. Writing is showbusiness for shy … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 7 Comments

What artists have to do in times of trouble – Toni Morrison QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Even in Space there’s a Double Standard …quotes from Carrie Fisher

Movies are dreams! And they work on you subliminally. You can play Leia as capable, independent, sensible, a soldier, a fighter, a woman in control – control being, of course, … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

Laughter and Good Humour are Contagious – Charles Dickens QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 8 Comments

How to deal with the problems of writing a novel – H.G. Wells QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn’t expecting it. H.G. Wells

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

How writers should be treated by Robert A. Heinlen QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 5 Comments

You don’t get to say you’re bored – Louis CK – QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

“I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Poets can wait for inspiration, novelists can’t – Neil Gaiman QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

If you only write when you’re inspired you may be a fairly decent poet, but you’ll never be a novelist because you’re going to have to make your word count … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

“…there is only one of you in all of time…” Martha Graham on creative expression QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · 6 Comments

“…a child’s discovery of his or her voice must be one of the most extraordinary of life’s moments…” Leonard Bernstein QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

Though I can’t prove it, deep in my heart I know that every person is born with the love of learning. Without exception. Every infant studies its toes and fingers, … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The problem with writing a book in verse…Dr Seuss QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

“A blank page is also a door…” David Mitchell QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

A blank page is also a door — it contains infinity, like a night sky with a supermoon really close to the Earth, with all the stars and the galaxies, … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

On first being published…James M Barry QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes

For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded. … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Forgeting and remembering: light and dark, says Scottish historian and thinker Thomas Carlyle. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Oblivion is the dark page, whereon Memory writes her light-beam characters, and makes them legible; were it all light nothing could be read there, any more than if it were … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment