I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn't have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories.
interview-in-wsj- Funny hemingway
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.
Want children books
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Radical Muslims fly planes into buildings. Radical Christians kill abortion doctors. Radical Atheists write books.
If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Something Worth Reading
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
Got Write Anything
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.
inspirational Inspirational opportunity
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
qoutes-on-writing Life writing
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.