~Flannery O’Connor

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. Also, be sure in your in-text citation to provide both the volume number and page number(s).       Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. White

So Friar Jerome began his Book. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.

"This is a short book because most books about writing are filled . ~Quoted by Ralph Foss, 1932 (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator. ~Vladimir Nabakov

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A perfectly healthy sentence, it is true, is extremely rare. ~James Michener

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By transferring something of theirs to his own immortal work he [Virgil] has ensured that the memory of these old writers—whom, as the tastes of today show, we are already beginning to deride as well as to neglect—should not wholly perish.

~Colette, Casual Chance, 1964

I even shower with my pen, in case any ideas drip out of the waterhead. ~English professor at Ohio University, name unknown

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.       Possibly you may think it a very severe Task, to arrive at a competent Knowledge of so many of the Ancients, as excel in their Way; and indeed it would be really so, but for the short and easie Method lately found out of Abstracts, Abridgments, Summaries, &c. ~Frank Norris  [Thanks, Garson O’Toole, Quote Investigator. Quotations about writing, writers, and words, from The Quote Garden. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. See our page on the major changes in the new edition.

~Joan Didion

I could give you a number of examples to show how widespread has been this practice of mutual pilfering among the authors of our old literature. Give your writing a home on Writing. ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894

We write to remember our nows later. What we have in the first instance written for ourselves, should be written a second time for others. ~Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842

I love writing. Search Scholastic Book Wizard for children’s books from all publishers by reading level and grade levels. Narrate a real account—and your real feelings—about a space and place in time. ~Gail Hamilton

With scraps of paper, scribbled o’er,
      Strew’d are the table, desk, and floor,
      And one else vacant chair. ) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed. It’s enough to make you lose your mind day by day. Britton, “A Bookworm”

Novelists. And then I own it, but it doesn’t own me. There may be phrases which shall be palaces to dwell in, treasure-houses to explore; a single word may be a window from which one may perceive all the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them.

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” ~Robert Loraine, “Where Does Shaw Leave You. ~Ethel Wilson

Publication – is the auction of the Mind of Man. Now flowery and flowing, now tailor-made and unadorned, words and their weaving follow many models. It is that sweet moment in a race car when everything slows down despite the speedometer reading 175 miles per hour.       ~William H. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Ink has settled into my fingerprints
But to keep the words I fear to rinse. Our heart’s blood, as we write with it, darkens into ink.       ~Jonathan Swift, “A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet: Together With a Proposal for the Encouragement of Poetry in this Kingdom,” 1721

The best style is the style you don’t notice. If I’m trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness. When citing an introduction, a preface, a foreword, or an afterword, write the name of the author(s) of the piece you are citing.

Spend an hour every day focused on one writing exercise, or hunker down with a few on the weekend. ~Sinclair Lewis

Being an author is being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. Com

I’m a singer-songwriter. ~Anna McClure Sholl, “His Heartache,” National Magazine, October 1904

It has been said, time and time repeated, that once you get ink in your blood, running strong in your veins, you can never get it out. An online community dedicated to fostering writing skills. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

A well-disposed research librarian is a writer’s best friend, as essential as ink. Writing is a kind of double living. ~Author Unknown

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Good To Great CD [James Collins] on Amazon. ~Joseph Heller

Writer’s block is a disease for which there is no cure, only respite.

~Joseph Heller

Writer’s block is a disease for which there is no cure, only respite. ~Samuel Johnson, “Recalling the Advice of a College Tutor,” Boswell, Life of Johnson, 1791

I am tempted to call this section Economics, for it concerns the loss and gain (economically, psychically, physically) of living as a writer. ~Richard Price

If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad. Her instruction in Writing Down the Bones is clear: Remove the rules around writing. To cite the entire anthology or collection, list by editor(s) followed by a comma and “ed. Books may be republished due to popularity without becoming a new edition.

~Gustave Flaubert

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it — I might be writing in my dreams. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it. When citing an introduction, a preface, a foreword, or an afterword, write the name of the author(s) of the piece you are citing. The hot hand that basketball players relish. Few of them try to get along without paper, pen, and ink; but many seem to think that no other tools are necessary. Then give the name of the part being cited, which should not be italicized or enclosed in quotation marks; in italics, provide the name of the work and the name of the author of the introduction/preface/forward/afterward. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. ~Anonymous

An incurable itch for scribbling takes possession of many, and grows inveterate in their insane breasts. ~Tiffany Madison

When I state myself, as the representative of the verse, it does not mean me, but a supposed person. ~Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, 1842

I love writing.

5 /5 based on 41711 ratings and reviews. Find it and get into it. My mind is full of gleaming thought; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune, 1961 September 10th

I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation. ~Jessamyn West, Saturday Review, 1957 September 21st

Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport. ~Samuel Johnson

Those who have had experience with type are aware of its satanic persistence towards error. ~Joan Baez

    When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.

Bradley (1846–1924)

For with me writing is not a means of livelihood, not an occupation or trade, but a disease

~Emily Dickinson

When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation. And would like to go on. ~Jean Luc Godard

Loafing is the most productive part of a writer’s life. ~Gene Fowler

Our live experiences fixed in aphorisms stiffen into cold epigram. ~William Faulkner, quoted in M. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.

5 /5 based on 41711 ratings and reviews. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson, “Letter to a Young Contributor,” The Atlantic Monthly, April 1862

Why does this written doe bound through these written woods.       Pencils with red and blue leads, and a bottle of red ink are cheap and handy tools that are seldom found on writers’ desks. Prescott

I have given up writing and married a farmer. And to this is nearly related that other modern Device of consulting Indexes, which is to read Books Hebraically, and begin where others usually end; and this is a compendious Way of coming to an Acquaintance with Authors: For Authors are to be used like Lobsters, you must look for the best Meat in the Tails, and lay the Bodies back again in the Dish. You need to be reading all the time. We will replace our current MLA resources with resources on the eighth edition in summer 2016.

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This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission. By transferring something of theirs to his own immortal work he [Virgil] has ensured that the memory of these old writers—whom, as the tastes of today show, we are already beginning to deride as well as to neglect—should not wholly perish. ~Malheureuse, “Four For a Cent,” in The Overland Monthly, January 1893  [“On the whole, it is all rubbish your going to a farm. Quotations about writing, writers, and words, from The Quote Garden. ~Samuel Johnson, “Recalling the Advice of a College Tutor,” Boswell, Life of Johnson, 1791

I am tempted to call this section Economics, for it concerns the loss and gain (economically, psychically, physically) of living as a writer. Whether you’re writing your first poem or your tenth creative writing novel, Writing.

~Colette, Casual Chance, 1964

I even shower with my pen, in case any ideas drip out of the waterhead. ~English professor at Ohio University, name unknown

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose.       Possibly you may think it a very severe Task, to arrive at a competent Knowledge of so many of the Ancients, as excel in their Way; and indeed it would be really so, but for the short and easie Method lately found out of Abstracts, Abridgments, Summaries, &c. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. See our page on the major changes in the new edition.

~Joan Didion

I could give you a number of examples to show how widespread has been this practice of mutual pilfering among the authors of our old literature. ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson, 1894

We write to remember our nows later. What we have in the first instance written for ourselves, should be written a second time for others. Search Scholastic Book Wizard for children’s books from all publishers by reading level and grade levels. Narrate a real account—and your real feelings—about a space and place in time. ) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed. Britton, “A Bookworm”

Novelists. There may be phrases which shall be palaces to dwell in, treasure-houses to explore; a single word may be a window from which one may perceive all the kingdoms of the earth and the glory of them.

It is that sweet moment in a race car when everything slows down despite the speedometer reading 175 miles per hour

So he begins every line with a capital letter, and keeps on writing prose. ~Frank Norris  [Thanks, Garson O’Toole, Quote Investigator. ~Richard Price

If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad. ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. ~Israel Zangwill, Dreamers of the Ghetto, “From a Mattress Grave,” 1897  [of the magic pen of Heinrich Heine —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

An author, behind his words, is naked. ~William Wordsworth

The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.