Best 67 of How to write quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

If I can write, who possibly can’t. Even drawing a line in the sand is writing

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Don't believe in everything that is written. Not everything that is written is true

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

One author said "I write because I want to live a footprint in the sands of history.” It's hard to live a footprint in the sands of history when giants are passing through the same sands unless you are one of the giants

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Have you traveled the globe? Have you been places, done things and experienced the world? Have you lived a colorful, unique life? If not, you have nothing of value to contribute to humanity. Everything you write is not based on real world experience but recycled second hand information.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Wayne Hoss

Never write when you are not in the mood; when you are not feeling it. If the words do not flow freely, and come to you almost magically, then put it down and do not force yourself to write in the book, or it will reflect in your writing and it will be terribly obvious.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

I am sorry, I am not a writer. I simply put my thoughts on paper. Those helped by them call them a book and me a writer. Those who are not helped call it rubbish and me a fool. Both have reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Before you take anyone's advice, check the sales rank of their own books. If their Amazon sales rank is somewhere around 700,000 or worse, they're barely selling one book per month, if even that. Why would you follow their advice? They have no idea what they're talking about. They're rookies pretending to be experts. It's almost like they're role playing. They're make-believe writers, the way kids are make-believe astronauts or pirates.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dani Shapiro

But today, something begins to shift. I see that there might be some way I can take the raw material of my life and transform it into something that has order and structure. I can make sense of what, until now, has been senseless.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Shakespeare was one in a million. That makes you pretty unique, if there's only one million people. But when there's a hundred million people, then being one in a million means there are 100 people just as talented as you. In a country of 300 million people, there are 300 people like you. And in a world of seven billion people, you're competing with 7000 other people who are every bit as good as you. I wonder if Shakespeare would have gotten famous if he lived today, and had to compete with 7000 other Shakespeares.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

One day I will write a book. An epitaph

By Anonym 19 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

The power of a writer is that he is a god of sorts. He can create his own worlds and populate them with his own people, all by the powers of his imagination. It's the closest a man can come close to the gods. No wonder the most successful writers are considered immortals

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

I used to be afraid about what people might say or think after reading what I had written. I am not afraid anymore, because when I write, I am not trying to prove anything to anyone, I am just expressing myself and my opinions. It’s ok if my opinions are different from those of the reader, each of us can have his own opinions. So writing is like talking, if you are afraid of writing, you may end up being afraid of talking

By Anonym 17 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Most wannabe writers are to the book industry what cows are to the meat industry.

By Anonym 16 Sep

L. L. Barkat

If Laura was so prolific with poems, and in truth she was, then what was the problem with Megan’s request? Couldn’t Laura, with a little doing, keep stringing together line after line of words and construct, in time, a novel? It seemed logical, but there was the matter of finding an idea and sustaining it. Only fire could do that. The fire of rebellion. Mario Vargas Llosa had not used the term “fire” exactly, but rather had discussed the presence of “seditious roots” that could “dynamite the world” the writer inhabited. He claimed that writing stories was an exercise in freedom and quarreling—out-and-out rebellion, whether or not the writer was conscious of it. And this rebellion, Vargas Llosa reminded his readers, was why the Spanish Inquisition had strictly censored works of fiction, prohibiting them for three hundred years in the American colonies.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

You have to make people care about your book. They have to love it or hate it. If they don't care about your book, you have failed as a writer.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

If someone with talent creates something, it's art. When someone with no talent creates something, it's crap.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Self-publishing is not nearly as easy as people think it is. Sure, you can upload some crappy manuscript online and slap some run-of-the-mill cover on it. But that doesn't mean anyone wants to read it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Readers can only read so many books in a month. And unless you give them a really good reason to read your book, they'll prefer to read some other, more famous book. You're competing for the reader's attention. And if you don't even know that, you've already lost.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ana Claudia Antunes

Great characters- They are pivotal for a great plot. THEN a solid plot: Why then? If you do not have great characters it is impossible to create a good plot, nonetheless a solid one. Once you have built great characters for the scenes, there you have it. It’s just like the movies, you cannot have a great film if the characters are frail and their lines are weak as well. I guess great world-building comes along with a good plot. If there is something that will work fine in a novel is how you will develop from the theme. You’ve got to establish a good timeline, and from there it comes a world. You see the technical matters don’t match or matter as much to me. Even a poorly written story, if there is a good plot and great characters on it will make a divine combination There are simply many cases of it over the mainstream and that even reached the big screen.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Most self-published books are kinda like dreams. Your dream was interesting to you, but when you tell others what you dreamed last night, their eyes glaze over, because your nightly hallucinations really aren't all that interesting to anyone else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

A writer reports on the universe. When he presents his credentials, the gates of heaven and hell are equally opened to him. He can hear the devil’s defense and god’s accusations. The guards at the king’s heart let him in. The writer can be anything and any one he wants. When he writes he is a god, he creates.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

If everyone is suddenly a writer, then no one is. It feels like cultural appropriation. You're stealing their identity. You're appropriating the one thing that is sacred to real writers. You're not a writer. You like to write. There's a difference. To you it's just a hobby, and yet you decorate yourself with stolen feathers. You give yourself a title you haven't earned and don't deserve. Just like you can't wake up one day and pretend now you're a proctologist.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

In the past, ten authors made a million bucks each. Now a million authors make ten bucks each. Is that better? No. That's not helping anyone. Your vanity is making it harder for real writers to feed their families.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Words disappear in the air, but writing remains. If you want something to be remembered about you, write it down

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

If you want to be a good writer, you need to be a talented artist. And artists are unique and stand out. Artists are the opposite of conformists. So by doing what everyone else is doing, you're proving your mediocrity, and your lack of artistic uniqueness. When you follow everyone else's example, you are by definition not an artist. You're a copy cat.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

How do you feel when you read stuff written by dead authors? A visit by a ghost?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Writing is a competition between the writer and the page. When the page wins, you fail as a writer.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Pro tip: If you can't think of anything more interesting to post on social media than a picture of your cup of coffee, you are boring and you have nothing interesting to say.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Writing is exposing yourself to strangers

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

. If you want to write, just write anything that comes into your mind. You will be surprised at how you can force inspiration to stand on your side.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Some people feel that cheap immigrant labor is bringing down wages, which makes it impossible for Americans to earn a living. A lot of real writers feel the same way about the influx of millions of wannabe writers into their profession.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Even if there were no more books published ever, there are still more books in existence today than anyone can read. And most of them suck. Good luck trying to find a good one. It's like finding a needle in a hay stack.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

I am what I have ever read

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

People speak even after their death. Only do speak those who have recorded their speech in writing before they die, the rest go silent forever

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

You never know what you will write until you write it

By Anonym 20 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Writing is sharing. You share what you have. Great writers have more to share

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Many writers write because they’ve been there, seen that, did it and burnt their fingers

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

The large companies that offer self-publishing services don't care whether you buy a copy of Dracula, a copy of Frankenstein, and a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey – or if you buy three "proof copies" of your own book. They still sold you three books. And they know that wannabe writers are so proud of their own crappy book, they'll buy a whole bunch of copies to give to their friends and family. Wannabe writers are their best customers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

A writer is never alone, he is always with himself

By Anonym 16 Sep

Michelle Franklin

Everyone is a raconteur without realizing it. We speak to our friends, we speak to our doctors and therapists about the nothing-meaning nonsense that goes on in our lives, but the difference in telling a story and complaining about the ills of one’s life is in the delivery. We can talk about how someone slighted you at work, or we can talk about how that person looked when they promptly fell down the stairs a moment after disdaining you. There, you see, is the difference: people will often notice the main but not the nuance; they will notice the face of the person yelling at them and the pitch of their shouts, but will not notice the comfort that the ululations of agony and twisted limbs lying on the bottom stile can promise.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bashar

If you have writer’s block, write about having writer’s block, and you will no longer have it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

How to write a book? Start writing, continue writing, finish writing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But if there's a shirtless guy on your cover, or your title includes the words billionaire, alpha-male, werewolf or werebear, your "book" is probably a pile of unimaginative, derivative drivel devoid of a single original thought. Yet another poorly written romance clone the world didn't need.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

The difference between some random toddler scribbling some crappy drawing and Leonardo da Vinci is that Leonardo has talent. Someone with no talent is not the same as someone with talent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Books used to be written by humanity's greatest thinkers, or at least our greatest entertainers. Now every halfwit can publish his verbal diarrhea. And millions of shitty, mediocre, uninspired, trite books are drowning out mankind's greatest literary accomplishments.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

If you want to be a good writer, you need to be a talented artist. And artists are unique and stand out. Artists are the opposite of conformists.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Don Roff

The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with each work and remain humble. Boastful ones, not so much.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

Not every self-published indie author is bad. There actually are some very good ones. But they're the exception, not the rule.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Oliver Markus Malloy

When you self-publish a book, not only are you competing with millions of other books, you're also at a disadvantage because your book is self-published, and a lot of readers are unwilling to even try your book, because they've had so many bad experiences.