Writing Quotes

The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.

The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.

Ernest Gaines
Writing is always a process of discovery. I never know the end, or even the events on the next page, until they happen. There's a constant interplay between the imagining and shaping of the story.

Writing is always a process of discovery. I never know the end, or even the events on the next page, until they happen. There's a constant interplay between the imagining and shaping of the story.

Kim Edwards
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

E.L. Doctorow
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.

The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.

Richard Harding Davis
The essence of drama is that man cannot walk away from the consequences of his own deeds.

The essence of drama is that man cannot walk away from the consequences of his own deeds.

Harold Hayes
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.

Jules Renard
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.

William H. Gass
A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.

Edgar Allan Poe
I write hate lyrics really well. It's not every day you can use them, really.

I write hate lyrics really well. It's not every day you can use them, really.

Nick Cave
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

Jack Kerouac
The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.

The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book.

Mickey Spillane