Quote: Helen Simpson

The nearest I have to a rule is a Post-it on the wall in front of my desk saying “Faire et se taire” (Flaubert), which I translate for myself as…

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Quote: Don Marquis

If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.  Don Marquis .

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Quote: Hilary Mantel

Write a book you’d like to read. If you wouldn’t read it, why would anybody else?  Hilary Mantel .

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Quotes: Margaret Atwood

Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but essentially you’re on your own. Nobody is making you do…

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Quotes: W. Somerset Maugham

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.  W. Somerset Maugham .

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Quotes: Sylvia Plath

When I say I must write, I don’t mean I must publish. There is a great difference.  Sylvia Plath .

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