Writing From Famous Authors Quotes by Stephen King, Willa Cather, Gilbert K. Chesterton, E. L. Doctorow, Elmore Leonard, Herman Melville and many others.
If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time or the tools to write.
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
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.
All the information you need can be given in dialogue.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Writers are always selling somebody out.
Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him.