Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot if difference. They don't have to makes speeches. Just believing is usually enough.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
Writer's block' is just a fancy way of saying 'I don't feel like doing any work today.
[I]f the writer does his job right, what he basically does is remind the reader of how smart the reader is.
Good ideas stay with you until you eventually write the story.
I write about romance and passion to savour love twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Falling in love with a writer is a dangerous thing, isn't it? The only thing you get out of it sometimes is immortality.
True writers know that writing is not something they feel required to do,or to make a living they must do, it is quite frankly like breathing. Somecan breathe often and fluently, some short breaths, some a long exhaleand for many of us it is the patient steady breathing surrounding life.
He offered her power, money, status...a giant prison, all in exchange for only...her soul.
Like most novelists, I like to do exactly the opposite of what I'm told. It's in my nature as a novelist. Novelists can't trust anything they haven't seen with their own eyes or touched with their own hands. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009)
We let ourselves loose on that simple blank piece of paper, and our bodies spill. The terror, the loveembodying our stories page after page. In a sense, the pen was our tongue, it is how we delineate the world.
...people quote proverbs without realizing they're really in awe of the authority of their truth and the power of their expression...
Writing is hard. Not as hard as not writing.Not writing is torturous, bloody, chaotic and a gruesome winless battle.A writer who writes, knows peace, lives connected to truth.Not writing is ache, betrayal, death of the soul and imagination.
She knew she could never love any man the way she loved a blank sheet of paper that only she could fill.
If you are a real writer, then just surrender to the writer's life, all of it, even the bad stuff. When you do that, the beauty appears: the peace, the meaning, the joy, the fulfillment, the sense that you are doing what you were born to do and what could be better, in the end, than that?
A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
A writer who has perfect writing skills and zero honesty is not an author but a sales person.
Many writers must have realized human fiction is making much more out of the sense that our reality unfailingly lacks.
You never finish writing a novel, you eventually abandon it.
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