Quotes : Robert Galbraith (J. K. Rowling)

. “…writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary…

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Quotes : John Steinbeck

A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of…

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First Drafts

From Neil Cross’s excellent essay on the subject: First drafts, man. They’re just shit. … You’ve got to trust your own judgement – and during the first draft, all that…

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Life Lessons for Filmmakers (and Writers)

On the back cover of Paul Cronin’s book about filmmaker Werner Herzog, Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed, is a list of the great director’s life lessons. With…

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Quotes: Margaret Atwood

. Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pâté. Margaret Atwood .

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Quotes: Barry Eisler

All writers think of what they do as an art. Smart writers understand that writing is also a business. Really smart writers see themselves also as entrepreneurs. Barry Eisler The…

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Writer’s block

I can’t find the original source of this piece, so it may be like that famous Abraham Lincoln quote: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Still, it strikes…

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Quotes: Robert Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.  Robert Heinlein .

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Quotes: Graham Greene

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic fear…

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Quotes: Somerset Maugham

Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.  Somerset Maugham .

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