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Saturday, 17 March 2012

my favourite...quotes about writing :: ways to go about it

'I can't start writing until I have a closing line.'
Joseph Heller

"You can fix a bad page, you can't fix a blank page."
Nora Roberts

'When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "one word at a time."'
Stephen King:

'I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.'
Norman Mailer

'You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair - the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart.  You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names.  You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world.  Come to it any way but lightly.  Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page.'
Stephen King

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