“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.”

— Stephen King

"A writer who obtains his full purpose loses himself in his own lustre."

— Samuel Johnson

“I am influenced by words and the chewiness of language”

― Annie Proulx

"A writer of fiction lives in fear. Each new day demands new ideas and he can never be sure whether he is going to come up with them or not."

— Roald Dahl

"You have to become a different person to write the next book. The person you are already wrote the last book."

— Jonathan Franzen

"“What doesn't kill us makes us funnier.”

Marian Keyes

“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.”

— Steve Martin

"Write in recollection and amazement for yourself."

— Jack Kerouac

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

— Herman Melville

"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos."

— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

— Ernest Hemingway

Wordcrafts' Quotes

Writing Comprehension

"One of the few ways I can almost be certain I'll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can't avoid having to come to grips with it. You might be wrong, but you have to think about it very intensely to write about it. So I use writing as a learning tool."

— Hunter S. Thompson

First Things Last

"The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."

— T.S. Eliot

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