I’ve not had much time this week for writing, so instead of a story (even a short one), I thought I’d share some quotes on writing that either: (A) Inspired me to be a writer myself, or (B) Have helped me figure out what kind of writer I want to be.
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” — Stephen King
“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.” — Neil Gaiman
“Wasn’t writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?” — Ian McEwan
“To hell with facts! We need stories!” — Ken Kesey
“Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.” — Mark Twain
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — Robert Frost
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” — Ray Bradbury
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” — Dr. Seuss
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
“Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
What quotes inspire you? I’d love to hear them!