my favourite...quotes about writing :: some cheeky ones
'I get a lot of letters from people. They say "I want to be a writer. What should I do?" I tell them to stop writing to me and to get on with it.'
I like to write when I feel spiteful: it's like having a good sneeze.
‘There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately no-one knows what they are.’
'A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope, big enough to send the manuscript back in. This is too much of a temptation for the editor.'
'Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.'