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A(Muse)ings (Quotes and Humor)

  • A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. — Thomas Mann
  • I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose. — P.G. Wodehouse
  • If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English compostion to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative. — Elmore Leonard
  • You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. — Jack London
  • For me, the writing process is the same as the reading process. I want to know what happens next. —Neal Asher
  • A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity. —Robert A. Heinlein
  • You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. —Robert A. Heinlein
  • I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog. —Sandra Cisneros
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. —Benjamin Franklin
  • There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. — W. Somerset Maugham
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso

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