Author has written 7 stories for Sherlock Holmes, Terra Nova, Harry Potter, NCIS, and Great Gatsby.
To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t quite decide what to put here. Normally, this is where a small biography about the Author is put, sometimes even a list of the genres they're partial to reading and writing about.
But, instead I thought I might post my favorite quotes about writing instead. These quotes inspire me, make me laugh, and remind me why I write.
Perhaps they can inspire someone else as well.
“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.” ― Hugh MacLeod
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ― Mark Twain
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” ― Saul Bellow
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ― Anaïs Nin
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
“Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.” ― Isaac Asimov
“People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.” ― Joss Whedon
“I haven't any right to criticize books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” ― Mark Twain
“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.” ― Anaïs Nin
“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
“By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry...” ― Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
“The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” ― Chuck Palahniuk
“Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
“A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?” ― George Orwell
“if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered, anyway.” ― Stephen King
“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.’” ― Jarod Kintz
“Don't classify me, read me. I'm a writer, not a genre.” ― Carlos Fuentes
“Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale…” ― Gabriel Garcia Marquez
To anyone who actually read this far, I can only hope you found some form of inspiration or humor from the quotes, as I do.
Also, I now have an account on An Archive Of Our Own where my pen name is DelicateRevelations.
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