There are many reasons why novelists write – but they all have one thing in common: a need to create an alternative world. – John Fowles
The reason one writes isn’t the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
If you have other things in your life – family, friends, good productive day work – these can interact with your writing and the sum will be all the richer.
– David Brin
For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me.
– Jack Dann
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– Jack Dann
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
– Barbara Kingsolver
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
– Robert Fulghum
Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.
– Melinda Haynes
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
Follow the path of your aroused thought, and you will soon meet this infernal inscription: There is nothing so beautiful as that which does not exist.
– Paul Valery