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    Quotations about Writing

    • Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
    • Writing well mean never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.'
      Frazz, 07-29-07, by Jef Mallett
    • A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
    • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    • We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.
    • An author spends months writing a book, and maybe puts his heart's blood into it, and then it lies about unread till the reader has nothing else in the world to do.
      The Razor's Edge, 1943, by William Somerset Maugham
    • People do tell a writer things that they don't tell others. I don't know why, unless it is that having read one or two of his books they feel on peculiarly intimate terms with him; or it may be that they dramatize themselves and, seeing themselves as it were as characters in a novel, are ready to be as open with him as they imagine the characters of his invention are.
      The Razor's Edge, 1943, by William Somerset Maugham
    • Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing.
      Something Positive Comic, 07-03-05, by Randy K. Milholland
    • An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
    • First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity.
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