Ian Rankin, Writer

5 Quotes from Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is author of 21 Inspector Rebus novels along with 20 others. He’s also written plays, graphic novels, short stories and an opera(!).           Photo…

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J K Rowling on rejection slips (and more!)

A fascinating interview with J K Rowling (AKA Robert Galbraith) in The Guardian.   J K Rowling on rejection slips: … the first publisher ever to turn down Harry [Potter]…

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For aspiring writers …

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Show, don’t tell

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Readers and writers have the exact same goal

“Readers and writers have the exact same goal. We want to lose ourselves in story for a few hours. Readers like to share the story that allowed them to leave…

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17 quotes about writing

Easy reading is damned hard writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne …I have this one nasty habit. Makes me hard to live with. I write… Robert A. Heinlein Those who write clearly have…

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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: 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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