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    Quotations about Writing

    • See things as they are and write about them. Don't waste your creative energy trying to make things up. Even if you are writing fiction, write the things you see and know.
      Real Live Preacher weblog, 07-25-06, by Real Live Preacher
    • Good writing takes more than just time; it wants your best moments and the best of you.
      RealLivePreacher.com weblog, 10-09-04, by Real Live Preacher
    • I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.
      RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 05, 2004, by Real Live Preacher
    • This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what you're doing, or it comes out flat. You can't fake your way through this.
      RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 29, 2004, by Real Live Preacher
    • Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none.
    • Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
    • The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
    • Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
    • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think.
    • Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
      interview in Louisville Courier-Journal, June 5, 2005, by David Sedaris
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