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