Quotes on Writing – Writers’ Inspiration Sunday

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Quotes to kick off your week and get you through the dreaded Monday.

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” – George Orwell

“All the information you need can be given in dialogue.” – Elmore Leonard

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” – Larry L. King

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.” —Stephen King

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” – E.L. Doctorow

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.” – Ray Bradbury

“Literature is all, or mostly, about sex.” – Anthony Burgess

“Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” – Ernest Hemingway

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” –  Ernest Hemingway

“Keep a small can of WD-40 on your desk—away from any open flames—to remind yourself that if you don’t write daily, you will get rusty.” – George Singleton

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