Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'....
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
A word is dead when it is said, some say; I say it just begins to live that day.
"An author ought to write for the youth of his generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of the afterward."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Easy reading is damned hard writing."
Either write something worth
reading or do something worth writing.
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
E. L. Doctorow
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things
- thoughts, ideas, opinions.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself
and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.