If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.
– Mark Twain
Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.
– Willa Cather
My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying.
– Anton Chekhov
Quotes to get us started today from Writers’ Digest
6 responses to ““A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.” Sidney Sheldon”
Wonderful Quote by an amazing woman. Thanks for this Inspiring post!
You’re very welcome, Morgan.
I like Willa Cather’s quote–I wouldn’t have thought it was true. Experience? Life? Emotional maturity? Maybe none of that is as critical to writing as others say it is.
I think the same concerns you come out of childhood with show up throughout the rest of your life in more sophisticated ways.
I don’t follow horoscopes but the signs intrigue me because it does seem that people born on certain dates have similar personalities–I wonder why that is.
I loved the Sydney Sheldon quote. All were good, but that one really struck a chord with me.
Me too. It made me smile thinking of a God with a pencil up against his mouth deciding what he wanted to make next 🙂
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