Today, I will keep it short and simple. A few writing quotes and what I think about them.
Treat all your secondary characters like they think the book is about them. -Jocelyn Hughes
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.- Flannery O’Connor
Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you a little.- Holley Gerth
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.- W Somerset Maugham
Don’t talk about it. WRITE. - Ray Bradbury
If I waited till I felt like writing I’d never write at all. - Anne Tyler
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy and that hard. - Neil Gaiman
My takes on these quotes.
If I were to treat my secondary characters like the book is about them, then my book would be around 1000 pages.
Sometimes I write the different scenes and then link them together, so you can say that only when I read, then I know what I have written.
My writing usually does scare me, especially my first drafts.
After writing for so long, I still don’t know the rules for writing.
Nowadays, I don’t talk, I just write. But talking is fun and much easier.
There are days when I don’t feel like writing, but I force myself to write. With or without the muse, the writing party goes on.
Writing is sometimes easy; the words flow in a torrential downpour, sometimes they trickle drop by drop. Either ways we just have to write.
Which is your favourite writing quote? And what’s your take on that?