Writers on Writing

  • The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It’s not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. – AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS
  • Writing is not hard. Just get paper and pencil, sit down, and write as it occurs to you. The writing is easy—it’s the occurring that’s hard. – STEPHEN LEACOCK
  • Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. – CATHERINE DRINKER BOWEN
  • You need a certain amount of nerve to be a writer, an almost physical nerve, the kind you need to walk a log across a river. – MARGARET ATWOOD
  • As for discipline—it’s important, but sort of overrated. The more important virtue for a writer, I believe, is self-forgiveness. Because your writing will always disappoint you. Your laziness will always disappoint you. – ELIZABETH GILBERT

 

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