"There’ll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done."
- James Taylor (via writingquotes)
"You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it."
- Neil Gaiman (via unendedtalesunravel)
"I don’t know if there is any one secret to successful writing, but one important step is to move beyond imitation and discover what you can write that no one else can - that is, find out who you are and write that in an appropriate narrative and style."
- James Gunn (via writingquotes)
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
- Ernest Hemingway (via quotes-shape-us)
"Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released."
- Natalie Goldberg (via sumiremiu)
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What you write depends so much on what you are, you know.
—Aristophanes - The Poet and the Women - Trans. David Barrett
"A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns."
- P.L. Travers (via writingquotes)
"Basically, fiction is people. You can’t write fiction about ideas."
- Theodore Sturgeon (via writingquotes)
"I tend to give the same advice to writers over and over, because they ask the same questions over and over: I want to be a writer, what should I DO? And the only reply I can ever give them is, you have to write. You have to finish what you write. You have to keep going."
- Neil Gaiman (via souvenirsandlostluggage)