Saturday, August 11, 2007

A few writing quotes from authors

"If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it." - Truman Capote

"Writing is the hardest work in the world. I have been a bricklayer and a truck driver, and I tell you - as if you haven't been told a million times already - that writing is harder. Lonelier. And nobler and more enriching." - Harlan Ellison

"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration." - Ernest Hemingway

"There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't write." - Terry Pratchett

"I suspect that one of the reasons we create fiction is to make sex exciting." - Gore Vidal

1 comment:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it." - Truman Capote

Nasty quote, but, oh, so true.