You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.
~George Gordon Byron
When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
Nothing's a better cure for writer's block than to eat ice cream right out of the carton.
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.
People always ask me if I’m into sports, and I say, “Well, isn’t writing a sport? If you’re doing it right, and you have a deadline, you should be sweating.”
I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don't know what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.