WHAT THE OTHERS HAVE SAID

Today I will post quotes from famous writers. This writing business is tough folks. So next time you run into a writer friend just show him/her some love because it is rough out here in the writing world!

A writer should say to himself, not, How can I get more money?, but How can I reach more readers (without lowering standards)?- Brian Aldiss

 

It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition.- Isaac Asimov

 

Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil – but there is no way around them.- Isaac Asimov

 

He was such a bad writer, they revoked his poetic license.- Milton Berle

 

I have been successful probably because I have always realized that I knew nothing about writing and have merely tried to tell an interesting story entertainingly.- Edgar Rice Burroughs

 

 

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.- Orson Scott Card

 

 

There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing — to find honest men to publish it — and to get sensible men to read it.- Charles Caleb Cotton

 

 

Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.- F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

Don’t be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.- Gene Fowler

 

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.- Ernest Hemingway

 

My aim is to put down what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way I can tell it.- Ernest Hemingway

 

 

As for the adjective, when in doubt leave it out.- Mark Twain

 

 

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.- Kenneth Tynan

 

 

Inside every fat book is a thin book trying to get out.- Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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