Great Writing Quotes - Sarah Woodbury

Great Writing Quotes

I am off the grid for 6 whole days!  No cell phone, no internet, nada.  This to keep you entertained while I’m gone . . .

“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” –E.L. Doctorow

“The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.” — Donna Tartt

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” –Oscar Wilde

“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” — Isaac Asimov

“Fiction writers, present company included, don’t understand very much about what they do – not why it works when it’s good, not why it doesn’t when it’s bad.” –Stephen King

“When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand.” –Raymond Chandler





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