writing life

“It s hell writing and it s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.”

— Robert Hass, Share via Whatsapp

“14. I have enjoyed telling people that I am writing a book about blue without actually doing it.”

— Maggie Nelson, Bluets, Share via Whatsapp

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”

— Gustav Flaubert, Share via Whatsapp

“Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon, Share via Whatsapp

“In order to write about life first you must live it.”

— Ernest Hemingway, Share via Whatsapp

“That s why I write, because life never works except in retrospect. You can t control life, at least you can control your version.”

— Chuck Palahniuk, Stranger than Fiction, Share via Whatsapp

“If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.”

— Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Share via Whatsapp

“I have spent a good many years since

— too many, I think, Share via Whatsapp

“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I m going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

— Stephen Fry, Share via Whatsapp

“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”

— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Share via Whatsapp

“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don t have time to read, you don t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”

— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Share via Whatsapp

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”

— A. Lee Martinez, Share via Whatsapp

“Meggie Folchart: Having writer s block? Maybe I can help. Fenoglio: Oh yes, that s right. You want to be a writer, don t you? Meggie Folchart: You say that as if it s a bad thing. Fenoglio: Oh no, it s just a lonely thing. Sometimes the world you create on the page seems more friendly and alive than the world you actually live in.”

— David Lindsay-Abaire, Share via Whatsapp

“It s hard for me to believe that people who read very little (or not at all in some cases) should presume to write and expect people to like what they have written.”

— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Share via Whatsapp

“Writing is like breathing, it s possible to learn to do it well, but the point is to do it no matter what.”

— Julia Cameron, The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation Into the Writing Life, Share via Whatsapp

“The writer walks out of his workroom in a daze. He wants a drink. He needs it. It happens to be a fact that nearly every writer of fiction in the world drinks more whisky than is good for him. He does it to give himself faith hope and courage. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul and that I am sure is why he does it.”

— Roald Dahl, Boy: Tales of Childhood, Share via Whatsapp

“How is your book doing? or How many copies have you sold? are the questions for a salesman. To a writer, you better ask What did you write today? .”

— Shubham Choudhary, Share via Whatsapp