"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."--E. L. Doctorow
"It is fantasy to think that successful writers do not have these bored, defeated hours, these hours of deep insecurity when one feels as small and jumpy as a water bug. They do. But they also often feel a great sense of amazement that they get to write, and they know that this is what … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom–Writealready2017
"Remember that the basic rule of vocabulary is use the first word that comes to your mind, if it is appropriate and colorful. If you hesitate and cogitate, you will come up with another word--but it probably won't be as good as your first one, or as close to what you really mean."--Stephen King, On … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom
When you come up with a really good idea for a story…and you actually remember it when you sit down to write.
How quickly time passes when you're really writing in the zone.
The good news is that some days it feels like you just have to keep getting out of your own way so that whatever it is that wants to be written can use you to write it...but the bad news is that if you're at all like me, you'll probably read over what you've written … Continue reading Quintessential Quotes: #writingwisdom
You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair...Come to it any way but lightly...You must not come lightly to the blank page.--Stephen King, On Writing
“Stay faithful to the stories in your head” – Paula Hawkins via Stay True | Writing Quotes — Writer's Blog