Ten of My Favorite Writing Quotes

by Carole Brown

I collect quotes, so it’s a fun and easy post today! Enjoy and share a favorite quote of your own!

In no certain order, I give you my comments and the quotes:

  • Sounds about right!                                                                                                           “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
  • Oh, the agony! 🙂                                                                                                                     “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — attributed  to Earnest Hemingway
  • Totally understood.                                                                                                        “Finished is better than perfect.” —Michael MacMahon
  • The wonder to experience.                                                                                                      “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
  • Something all writers have to learn.                                                                                      “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” — Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher
  • So totally love this one!                                                                                                          “You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow
  • And, amen to this one!                                                                                                                    “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” —Anne Tyler
  • Make it real, make it feelable!                                                                                                   “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost
  • Oh, my!                                                                                                                                         “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
    Mark Twain
  • And last, since I’m a mystery/suspense author, a new favorite of mine:      “Murder your darlings” — attributed to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

And, YOUR favorite?

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About Carole Brown

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?

3 thoughts on “Ten of My Favorite Writing Quotes

  1. Thanks so much. I too collect quotes – thanks, I will add these to my favorites. One of my favorites is: “Murder your darlings” — attributed to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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