"I have long since decided that if you wait for the perfect time to write,
you'll never write. There is no time that isn't flawed somehow."
- Margaret Atwood
"Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both
talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then
seeing where you went wrong."
- Jeffrey A. Carver
"Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get
up and bite on the nail."
- Ernest Hemingway
"There are so many different kinds of writing and so many ways to work that
the only rule is this: do what works. Almost everything has been tried and found to succeed for somebody. The methods, even the ideas of successful writers
contradict each other in a most heartening way, and the only element I find
common to all successful writers is persistence-an overwhelming determination
- Sophy Burnham
"Keep in mind that the person to write for is yourself. Tell the story that you
most desperately want to read."
- Susan Isaacs