Here's some more great quotes from great writers. Enjoy!
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
- Stephen King
Make your novel readable. Make it easy to read, pleasant to read. This doesn’t mean flowery passages, ambitious flights of pyrotechnic verbiage; it means strong, simple, natural sentences.
- Laurence D’Orsay
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
- J. P. Donleavy
Rereading reveals rubbish and redundancy.
- Duane Alan Hahn
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
- Thomas Mann
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
- Stephen Covey
Rewriting is like scrubbing the basement floor with a toothbrush.
- Pete Murphy
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
- Mickey Spillane
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
- Sylvia Plath
If you tell the reader that Bull Beezley is a brutal-faced, loose-lipped bully, with snake’s blood in his veins, the reader’s reaction may be, ‘Oh, yeah!’ But if you show the reader Bull Beezley raking the bloodied flanks of his weary, sweat-encrusted pony, and flogging the tottering, red-eyed animal with a quirt, or have him booting in the protruding ribs of a starved mongrel and, boy, the reader believes!
- Fred East