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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #writers

Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it.

Don Roff

#finishing #revising #tips #tips-on-writing #torture

What did one see if one looked in any depth into the world of this writer's fiction? Elegant self-control concealing from the world's eyes until the very last moment a state of inner disintegration and biological decay; sallow ugliness, sensuously marred and worsted, which nevertheless is able to fan its smouldering concupiscence to a pallid impotence, which from the glowing depths of the spirit draws strength to cast down a whole proud people at the foot of the Cross and set its own foot upon them as well; gracious poise and composure in the empty austere service of form; the false, dangerous life of the born deceiver, his ambition and his art which lead so soon to exhaustion ---

Thomas Mann

#decay #deceit #fiction #form #writers

I write romance and passion to savour love twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

Angeline M. Bishop

#novels #passion #reflection #romance #writers

Facing the sagging middle when writing a novel, while inevitable, may be overcome by pre-planning. I divide my collection of proposed scenes into three acts, each scene inciting tension that builds toward the final crisis in Act Three. If by Act Two the emotional river isn't spilling over the banks, I reassess the plot so that once the writing is flowing I don't slide into a dry creek. The central character should be struggling to navigate life well into the end of Act One, even if her fiercest antagonist is only from within.

Patricia Hickman

#outer-banks #southern-fiction #southern-writers #inspirational

Just write it!

Ted Bell


Don't let your ego write checks your character can't cash. another from the world of tweets

Robin Glasser

#characters #writing-advice

A place that proves if you get enough talented people in a room, one or two are bound to offer some helpful advice. Kind if like monkeys with typewriters.

A. Lee Martinez

#monkeys-with-typewriters #writing #writing-advice

writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all

Charles Bukowski

#writing #writers-block

Writers of fiction embellish reality almost without knowing it.

Aljean Harmetz

#lies #lying #writers #writing #world-war-ii

And so I just kept writing to myself.

Kimberly Novosel

#journaling #writer #writers #writing #love

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