By: Thomas Belskie
October 12, 2017

  1. “It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
    -Ernest Hemingway
  2. “A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.”
    -Joseph Conrad
  3. “I went for years without finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.”
    -Erica Jung
  4. “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but its the only way you can do anything really good.”
    -William Faulkner
  5. “You don’t write because you want to say something. You write because you have to say something.”
    -F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    -Maya Angelou
  7. “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”
    -Elmore Leonard 
  8. “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    -Anton Chekov
  9. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
    -Stephen King
  10. “There are three rules for writing a novel…unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    -W. Somerset Maugham

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