Quote: Julian Barnes

It’s easy, after all, not to be a writer. Most people aren’t writers, and very little harm comes to them.  Julian Barnes .

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Writer’s block

Source: Doug Savage’s, Savage Chickens.

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Quotes: William Faulkner

If a writer has to rob his mother he will not hesitate – the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is worth any number of old ladies. William Faulkner .

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Quotes: Thomas Mann

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Thomas Mann .

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Rejection letters

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Quotes: Edward Gibbon

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. Edward Gibbon .

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Writers at work: Haruki Murakami

INTERVIEWER How is your typical workday structured? MURAKAMI When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In…

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Quote: P D James

Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell. P D James .

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NaNoWriMo: +16 – The real finish line

As I mentioned last month, I only managed 50,503 words in November. That was enough to “win” NaNoWriMo, but it was only about two-thirds of the novel that began to…

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Pay the writer!

Harlan Ellison at full force. 2:02: They always want the writer to work for nothing, and the problem is that there’s so god damn many writers who have no idea…

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