Category Archives: Quote of the Day
“The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London
“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” — Joseph Heller
“And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble; and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them.” — F. L. Lucas, Style (London: Cassell, 1955), p. 76.
“I felt an urgency to write words that I could stand behind with conviction, words that I could trust to say out in public because I had thrashed them out in private until they were as true as I could … Continue reading
“Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.” –Leonard Bernstein
“You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair — the sense that you can never completely put on the page what’s in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your … Continue reading
“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” — Elmore Leonard, in Newsweek, 22 April 1985.
“You learn to write by writing. It’s a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it’s true. The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular … Continue reading