Writers And Writing Related Quotes



I'm such a huge fan of fan fiction, to me it's a great way for readers to become writers. It's like putting the training wheels on for writing.

Hugh Howey


I think the deepest thing is that many fiction writers tell stories but are not elegant writers. But, we're not writing journalism when we're making literature.

Edward Hirsch


Some of the best fiction writers got their start writing airline menus.

Erma Bombeck


It was actually the movie 'Rushmore' that made me first realize that I could try writing, but 'Cheers' is the best show ever. The writers on that show created a relationship that writers today still fail to rip off successfully: the Sam and Diane.

Anders Holm


It's a scary thing for fiction writers, when you're always writing from the point of view both as and for someone who is different.

Alice Mattison


All writers have periods when they stop writing, when they cannot write, and this is always painful and terrible because writing is like breathing ...

Audre Lorde


Writing a book is like an unknown abyss, every time. Every book is different. Contrary to what unpublished writers think, it's horrible to have a book out.

Ethan Canin


Despite all the cynical things writers have said about writing for money, the truth is we write for love. That is why it is so easy to exploit us.

Erica Jong


““We writers are a crazy bunch. I can't think of any other profession where the actual work is deep inside, uncomfortable there, and wanting out.””

Cj Heck


“If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.”

Lillian Hellman