Midweek Writer-Rummage: Quotes for Writers II

Now that I’ve covered the topics relating to ‘Moon Goddess’, before I delve into other research topics, I thought some quotes might come in handy.

“I don’t think there is enough respect in general for the time it takes to write consistently good fiction. Too many people think they will master writing overnight, or that they are as good as they will ever be” ~ Tananarive Due

 Tananarive Due

Tananarive Due

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write” ~ Stephen King

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” ~ Larry L King

 Larry L King

Larry L King

“The character that lasts is an ordinary guy with some extraordinary qualities” ~ Raymond Chandler

“If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood” ~ Peter Handke

 Peter Handke

Peter Handke

“For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realisation that he has come upon the right word” ~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

 Catherine Drinker Bowen

Catherine Drinker Bowen

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk – away from any open flames – to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty” ~ George Singleton

“I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide” ~ Harper Lee

 Harper Lee

Harper Lee

“Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now” ~ Annie Dillard

“My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights (scenic, architectural, atmospheric, etc), ideas, occurrences, and images encountered in art and literature” ~ HP Lovecraft

 HP Lovecraft

HP Lovecraft