Quotations that match 'writing'.

So writing is a very, very difficult position to obtain... and retain. Leon Uris
[ Difficult Obtain Position Retain Very Writing]
Even when I think I'm writing really young, they say it's too mature. Cynthia Weil
[ Even Mature Really Say Think Too Writing Young]
While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then. Garth Brooks
[ Baseball Bones Having Lot Music Playing Resting Sent Songs Spend Still Sure Tapes Then These Thinking Time Tired While Writing]
I'm not happy when I'm writing, but I'm more unhappy when I'm not. Fannie Hurst
[ Happy More Unhappy Writing]
My family is involved and my wife Brenda is a great, great writer. She helps me with the writing of everything and also sings with me. I owe a lot to Brenda. Rick Derringer
[ Also Brenda Everything Family Great Helps Involved Lot Owe She Sings Wife Writer Writing]
No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.' Trey Parker
[ Because Came Critics Filled Funny Get Hardest Minutes Movie Music Musicals Obvious Order Out Park Really Remember Said Some South Thing Time Well Were World Writing]
I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them. Toby Young
[ Always Broad Column Enable Experience Had Happy Humorous Keep Level Love Observer Proper Reach Really Reporting Some Sort Them Think Very Would Writing]
For TV I don't think I could have gotten a better part than Uncle Junior because of the intimacy of the character based on David Chase's brilliant writing. Dominic Chianese
[ Based Because Better Brilliant Character Chase Could David Gotten Intimacy Junior Part Than Think Tv Uncle Writing]
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best. Flannery O'Connor
[ Am Because Best Thing Writer Writing]
When you're writing these things, you're in a room making each other laugh, you really have very little sense of political correctness or incorrectness. This is a question that Europe tends to ask and America doesn't. Mike Myers
[ America Ask Correctness Each Europe Laugh Little Making Other Political Question Really Room Sense Tends These Things Very Writing]
I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. Jill Clayburgh Parenting
[ Birthday Career Children Coming Family Good Interested Juggling Party Son Thinking Very Writing]
God is love, but get it in writing. Gypsy Rose Lee
[ Get God Love Writing]
I think the writing on the wall is definitely there this year that this is probably our last year. Michael Shanks
[ Definitely Last Our Probably Think Wall Writing Year]
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it. Nuno Bettencourt
[ Changes Clothing Facets Go Into Lyrics Melody Part Put Room Sentiments Sitting Song Studio Then Two Where Writing Your]
He is not in the least arrogant. The last album was written in a room in Sussex. He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing and then coming out with brilliant tunes. Linda McCartney
[ Album Arrogant Brilliant Coming Day Last Least Mad Out Professor Room Spending Sussex Then Tunes Writing Written]
I think my mistakes were kind of common - leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days. Dick Schaap
[ Adjectives Clear Cliches Common Days How Kind Knew Leaning Least Mistakes Place Rarity Seems Spell These Think Vivid Were Which Writing]
Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over. Eric Brown
[ Along Could Course Creative Living Merely Moaning More Nice Okay Over Point Print Satisfaction Scrape Seeing Than Which Work Would Writing]
I have a really hard time writing my own lyrics for this record, because one, I had to write so many and also I was kind of perplexed by the idea of how I was going to sing and play... because at that time, we hadn't really thought about asking someone else. Kim Gordon
[ Also Asking Because Else Going Had Hadn Hard How Idea Kind Lyrics Many Own Perplexed Play Really Record Sing Someone Thought Time Write Writing]
The story was such that I couldn't make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn't want to. So, it isn't the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I'm pleased with it anyway. Jack Vance
[ Anyway Beginning Could Ending Good Graceful Make Most New Pleased Pretty Story Stuff Such Then Think Want Way Writing]
By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas. Nicholas Sparks
[ Areas Asking Authors Done Excel Genres How Learn Lot Mechanics Novels Possible Questions Reading Speak Things Variety Various Which Writing]
The band projects just took natural priority. I didn't really have a solo career, just wanted to share the music in another way and to learn more about writing, recording, etcetera. Ken Hensley
[ Another Band Career Just Learn More Music Natural Priority Projects Really Recording Share Solo Took Wanted Way Writing]
I was writing fiction, but not finishing fiction. Elizabeth Moon
[ Fiction Finishing Writing]
I just simply write as it moves me. I may be writing about a book or a movie or a person, places where I've been or something I've done. Or politics. It's going to what's on my mind at the moment. Tina Brown
[ Been Book Done Going Just May Mind Moment Moves Movie Person Places Politics Simply Something Where Write Writing]
Writing is pretty crummy on the nerves. Paul Theroux
[ Crummy Nerves Pretty Writing]
The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature. Paul de Man
[ Act Affirms After Ambivalence Both Cannot Coincide Considered Denies Follows Interpretive Nature Own Process Such Which Writing]
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. Robert Frost
[ Down Free Net Playing Tennis Verse Writing]
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov
[ Fingers Simply Thinking Through Writing]
If I wasn't writing poems I'd be washing my hands all the time. Sherman Alexie
[ Hands Poems Time Washing Writing]
I very much dislike writing about myself or my work, and when pressed for autobiographical material can only give a bare chronological outline which contains no pertinent facts. Shirley Jackson
[ Autobiographical Bare Chronological Contains Dislike Facts Give Material Much Myself Only Outline Pertinent Pressed Very Which Work Writing]
I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel. Elliott Smith
[ Feel How Just Know Songs Writing]
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair. Haruki Murakami
[ Despair Just Perfect Such Thing Writing]
I have a weird life because I live on songwriting royalties, which are a strange income. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn't. Joe Strummer
[ Because Income Life Live Rains Royalties Sometimes Songwriting Strange Weird Which]
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea's garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians. Chad Smith
[ Always Creative Far Feel Flea Garage Get Improvise Jazz Just Musicians Occasion Pretty Room Songs Sort Them Together Write Writing]
What I said about John was that he liberated me from my anxieties about writing in a correct, acceptable way. Harry Mathews
[ Acceptable Anxieties Correct John Liberated Said Way Writing]
And every friend I've got has been writing Mars stories. It was pretty clear I'd never catch up. Larry Niven
[ Been Catch Clear Every Friend Got Mars Never Pretty Stories Up Writing]
Nobody's going to write a book about me, because nobody's going to find anything worth writing a book about. Jack K. Cooke
[ Anything Because Book Find Going Nobody Worth Write Writing]
Now, when I was in the Army, writing was my hobby. Brian Lumley
[ Army Hobby Now Writing]
The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself. Chuck Klosterman
[ Basically Book Conscious Entertaining Essays Fun Just Myself Self-Absorbed Things Totally Very Write Writing]
Well, of course it was a very trying time for me, and fortunately I had a lot of people who were supportive. A lot of people who were writing and calling and saying they were praying for me. Some people sent me Scripture, and that helped. Anita Hill
[ Calling Course Fortunately Had Helped Lot Praying Saying Scripture Sent Some Supportive Time Trying Very Well Were Writing]
I'm not writing just about melancholy stuff anymore, I made a point to cover a wide range of emotions. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Anymore Cover Emotions Just Made Melancholy Point Range Stuff Wide Writing]
That is what intrigues me; songwriting and song structure and expression. Geddy Lee
[ Expression Intrigues Song Songwriting Structure]
I wanted to be an artist. I was studying art. I wanted to be a great painter. When I went into the Navy, there wasn't much to draw at sea. So I began writing, and I began reading a lot. Evan Hunter
[ Art Artist Began Draw Great Into Lot Much Navy Painter Reading Sea Studying Wanted Went Writing]
I spent several years acquiring the obsessive, day-to-day discipline that's needed if you want to write professionally, then several more, highly valuable years studying fiction writing at the University of Iowa. John Dalton
[ Acquiring Day-To-Day Discipline Fiction Highly Iowa More Needed Obsessive Professionally Several Spent Studying Then University Valuable Want Write Writing Years]
There is both a skill factor and an effort factor in dream recall. People can develop dream recall skills, such as lying still in the morning and writing down whatever comes to mind. Henry Reed
[ Both Comes Develop Down Dream Effort Factor Lying Mind Morning Recall Skill Skills Still Such Whatever Writing]
I've done that quite often, but I've got to be quite honest... as much as you would want to only do one at a time, sometimes projects overlap and there's nothing you can do. Sometimes you to have begin writing a new project just as you're finishing off another. Trevor Rabin
[ Another Begin Done Finishing Got Honest Just Much New Nothing Off Often Only Overlap Project Projects Quite Sometimes Time Want Would Writing]
I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now. Jonathan Carroll
[ Everything Fond Give Interesting Journal Less Memories Now Only Others Own Read Try Will Work Writing]
I was a writer. I just wasn't a very good one. I was lucky enough to have a playwriting teacher who told me that I'd be a better actor than I would a playwright. Liev Schreiber
[ Actor Better Enough Good Just Lucky Playwright Playwriting Teacher Than Told Very Would Writer]
All I knew was that I was writing something out of my very guts, and that I was content. Winston Graham
[ Content Guts Knew Out Something Very Writing]
I'm honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted. Mark Millar
[ Adventures Am Happy Honestly Superman Wanted Writing]
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. Skitch Henderson
[ Although Any Being Budget Carnegie Furnish Guest Hall Huge Music Orchestra Our Plays Popular Presented Stars Which Writing]
Let's face it, writing is hell. William Styron
[ Face Hell Writing]
This at least should be a rule through the letter-writing world: that no angry letter be posted till four-and-twenty hours will have elapsed since it was written. Anthony Trollope
[ Angry Elapsed Hours Least Letter Posted Rule Should Since Through Till Will World Written]
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten. Earl Wilson Medical
[ Able Bills Doctor Handwriting His May Neatly Notice Prescription Read]
Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws. Marty Meehan
[ Corporate End Laws Lobbying Lobbyists Must Our Practice Real Reform Writing]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home. Quincy Jones
[ Arrangements Away Course Dry Everybody Get Got Home Music Really Scholarship Seattle Singers Too University Wanted Writing]
I used to write sonnets and various things, and moved from there into writing prose, which, incidentally, is a lot more interesting than poetry, including the rhythms of prose. Shelby Foote
[ Incidentally Including Interesting Into Lot More Moved Poetry Prose Rhythms Sonnets Than Things Used Various Which Write Writing]
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Dream Guided More Nothing Than Writing]
I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. Wole Soyinka
[ Get Learned Machine Morning Never Paper Piece Put Start Their Those Typewriter Understood Up Writers Writing]
The songs keep on writing themselves, and I really love them. It's as close as I get to a religion. Kristin Hersh
[ Close Get Keep Love Really Religion Songs Them Themselves Writing]
I just have to proceed as usual. No matter what happens, nothing helps with the writing of the next book. Frank McCourt
[ Book Happens Helps Just Matter Next Nothing Proceed Usual Writing]
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away. William Butler Yeats
[ Accursed Away Brings Cast Day Light Writings]
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. E. L. Doctorow
[ Driving Far Fog Headlights Make Night Only See Trip Way Whole Writing Your]
Songwriting is kind of like a craft. It's not something that just comes in a dream. You've got to work at it. Sean Lennon
[ Comes Craft Dream Got Just Kind Something Songwriting Work]
Originally I was not writing songs for myself. Smokey Robinson
[ Myself Originally Songs Writing]
If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's not much coming in from the outside. Mordecai Richler
[ Coming Four Much Novel Outside Room Three Writing Years]
My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer? Joyce Maynard
[ Cancer Challenge Doctor Get Heard Job Last Making Money Off Paid Someone Time Writing]
This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures. Martin Chemnitz
[ Any Apostles Christ Church Counsel Delivered Doctrine Faith First God Handed Human Later Primitive Received Scriptures True Which Will Without Writing]
I've always been able to survive by writing, though. John Milius
[ Able Always Been Survive Though Writing]
There is the great creative part of it. The writing is the best part. Cynthia Weil
[ Best Creative Great Part Writing]
I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous. Keith Richards
[ Ambiguity Ambiguous Because Life Look Writing]
Of course the playing is important but writing and the establishing of what you are going for is prime too. Andy Summers
[ Course Establishing Going Important Playing Prime Too Writing]
One of the pleasantest things about book writing is that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends. Rachel Field
[ Book Brings Friends Old Sometimes Things Touch Writing]
I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. Mordecai Richler
[ Between Doing Enjoy Gives Journalism Move Novels Obviously Opportunity Outside Prefer Seriously Take Very World Writing]
I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it. Chuck Klosterman
[ Based Book Edit Editor Enjoyable Experience Far Feel Getting Good Manuscript Most Only Really Rewrite Sorry Thing Try Whether Which Why Writing]
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. Jeanette Winterson
[ Begins Everything Language Listening Writing]
I like writing better. Because I don't have to wear makeup, I don't have to be thin, and I don't have to remember lines. Fran Drescher
[ Because Better Lines Makeup Remember Thin Wear Writing]
Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre. Pete Townshend
[ Angry Bob British Certainly Controversial Could Did Dylan Early Followed Had Happening Helped Men Political Pop Proved Quite Subjects Theatre Tremendously Write Writing Young]
Producing is hell, writing is frustrating, acting is really satisfying, directing is heaven. Salma Hayek
[ Acting Directing Frustrating Heaven Hell Producing Really Satisfying Writing]
I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s I will be writing poetry rather than fiction. Robert Morgan
[ Fiction Likely More Poetry Rather Than Think Will Writing]
I'm not so presumptuous to feel that they're gonna get it right away, get exactly what I have in mind. I hope that they'll enjoy looking at it at any rate, whatever it is. And that's why I started writing stories on my work. Faith Ringgold
[ Any Away Enjoy Exactly Feel Get Gonna Hope Looking Mind Presumptuous Rate Right Started Stories Whatever Why Work Writing]
So it took me five years because in the interim I have been doing a lot of personal appearances and movies and some television series that went into the plumbing and I stopped writing for a while. Robert Klein
[ Appearances Because Been Doing Five Interim Into Lot Movies Personal Plumbing Series Some Stopped Television Took Went While Writing Years]
It's hard for me to show work while I'm writing, because other people's comments will influence what happens. Donna Tartt
[ Because Comments Happens Hard Influence Other Show While Will Work Writing]
I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table. Patrick White
[ Behind Closed Developed Dining Door Habit Novels Table Uncle Writing]
At first it was my brother's songwriting and I was just doing what everyone told me. Gwen Stefani
[ Brother Doing Everyone First Just Songwriting Told]
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it. Alex Haley
[ Could Find Good Much Praise Tried Writing]
Acting is glamour but writing is hard work, so I'm going to be an actress. Jacqueline Susann
[ Acting Actress Glamour Going Hard Work Writing]
I feel I have to work hard to nurture whatever talent I have as an actor. I feel like it's not natural to me. So I don't take it for granted... What I think is my natural ability - which is writing - I think I totally take that for granted. David Duchovny
[ Ability Actor Feel Granted Hard Natural Nurture Take Talent Think Totally Whatever Which Work Writing]
Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties. John Irving
[ Actually Casualties Keep Looking Novel Searching Stories Uncover Victims Write Writing]
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile, even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be. Mark Strand
[ Even Great Many Next Nothing Pays Poetry Read Seem Should Think Though Widely Worthwhile Writing]
But this is pretty new for me, both songwriting and singing. Krist Novoselic
[ Both New Pretty Singing Songwriting]
But compared to writing a novel, where you can be God, I did the Bay of Pigs invasion in six pages once, and there were 50,000 guys with boots that I didn't have to pay, and all those extras; we didn't have to pay them. John Sayles
[ Bay Boots Compared Did Extras God Guys Invasion Novel Once Pages Pay Pigs Six Them Those Were Where Writing]
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence. Samuel Butler
[ Asks Doubt Guide Hence Him Himself His How Hundred Man Often Tell Will Writing Years]
People shout out for songs and I don't even remember writing them. Bobby Womack
[ Even Out Remember Shout Songs Them Writing]
I liked Sartre's views but not his writing. Tahar Ben Jelloun
[ His Liked Sartre Views Writing]
TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make their living writing about it, often didn't like what I did on the air. Charles Kuralt
[ Air Critics Did Hate Living Make Often Television Their Traditionally Tv Writing]
I had developed this habit of writing scenarios as a hobby. I would find out which stories had been sold to be made into films and I would write my own treatment and then compare it. Satyajit Ray
[ Been Compare Developed Films Find Habit Had Hobby Into Made Out Own Scenarios Sold Stories Then Treatment Which Would Write Writing]
I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing. Helen Dunmore
[ Could Early Huge Influence Start Writing]
Getting even is one reason for writing. William H. Gass
[ Even Getting Reason Writing]
I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs. Billy Sherwood
[ Air Guys Just Record Songs Supply Their Writing Wrote]
I started writing seriously about 1960, at the fairly advanced age of 30. Fred Saberhagen
[ Advanced Age Fairly Seriously Started Writing]
Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem. Conrad Hall
[ Manipulating Music Poem Shadows Tonality Writing]
And if you have great writing, it's really easy, but if it's not so great and you have to work a little harder, I could tell where the work needed to be done but comedy is just fun. Matt LeBlanc
[ Comedy Could Done Easy Fun Great Harder Just Little Needed Really Tell Where Work Writing]
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song. Gavin DeGraw
[ Bass Could Down Lines Move Popular Song Tell Walk Were While Writer Writing]
Poetry is something that happens in universities, in creative writing programs or in English departments. Mark Strand
[ Creative Departments English Happens Poetry Programs Something Universities Writing]
Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. Emilio Estevez
[ Always Case Drinker Friend Job Lonely Reach Unless Which Within Writing]
I would never want to hurt anyone by writing a book. Kathie Lee Gifford
[ Anyone Book Hurt Never Want Would Writing]
Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class, and I don't talk about writing at all, I talk about the business of making a living at this racket. Jerry Pournelle
[ Always Business Class Come Getting Lecture Living Making Racket Somebody Talk Their Writing]
I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right. Stephen Collins
[ Again Happy Right Star Trek Writing]
Writing this record let me recapture who I am. It is summed up in the title Be Not Nobody. You need to feel comfortable in your skin and do whatever you need to do for yourself, to heal or to grow. Vanessa Carlton
[ Am Comfortable Feel Grow Heal Need Nobody Recapture Record Skin Summed Title Up Whatever Writing Your Yourself]
Early on, it's good to develop the ability to write. Learning to write is a useful exercise, even if what you're writing about is not that relevant. Walter Gilbert
[ Ability Develop Early Even Exercise Good Learning Relevant Useful Write Writing]
At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book, but fully engaged with writing screenplays, so the book idea - which needs empty space in my head - is barely formed yet. Rose Tremain
[ Barely Book Empty Engaged Formed Fully Head Idea Moment Needs New Screenplays Space Which Writing Yet]
Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. Eudora Welty
[ Cause Discovering Effect Experience Happenings Life Novel Own Sequence Story Stumbling Upon Way Writer Writing]
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale. Richard Foreman
[ Decided Plays Start Went Writing Yale]
There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin at the beginning at to continue to the end. C. S. Forester
[ Begin Beginning Continue End Novel Other Than Way Writing]
Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical. Derrick Jensen
[ Bleed Easy Else Everything Just Onto Page Really Tap Technical Vein Very Writing]
I don't start writing a script until I can see it all in my head, then it's a matter of getting it down in white heat. J. Michael Straczynski
[ Down Getting Head Heat Matter Script See Start Then Until White Writing]
While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying. Marilyn vos Savant
[ Concentrate Nearly Saying Speaker Well While Writing]
I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily. Laurence Housman
[ Always Been Book Could Easily First Form Knew Letters Long Ones Quickly Thought Writer Writing]
If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart. J. M. Coetzee
[ Animal Animals Belong Consciousness Difficult Feelings Heart Human Impossible Indeed Inhabit Least May Mind Only Our Own Project Temptation Them Then Thoughts Upon Very Writing]
I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it's like writing a grocery list. Ann Patchett
[ Any Could Grocery Hours List Magazine Now Sleep Two Voice Write Writing]
I'm addicted to creating and writing. Bret Michaels
[ Addicted Creating Writing]
My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true. Kim Elizabeth
[ Another Believe Comes Everything Follow Heart Might Old-Fashioned Philosophy Profoundly Sound Successful True Way Will Writing Your]
My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific! Harrison Birtwistle
[ Attitude Bits Friends Little Meet Remember Say Terrific Then Where Writing Your]
There is no great writing, only great rewriting. Justice Brandeis
[ Great Only Rewriting Writing]
For me the writing, when I'm going to direct it myself, is really just the first draft, and I don't change it very much; I only change it on average about two lines per movie. John Sayles
[ Average Change Direct Draft First Going Just Lines Movie Much Myself Only Per Really Two Very Writing]
You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away. Adam Pascal
[ Away Daunting Get Inspiration Just Kind Know Moments Scares Seems Something Sometimes Task Then Writing]
I think I turned to writing really just to wake up in the morning and be a musician and to have something to do, and feel like a musician every day even if I wasn't working. Lesley Gore
[ Day Even Every Feel Just Morning Musician Really Something Think Turned Up Wake Working Writing]
I don't have any structured grand plan; I just intend to keep writing about the things that interest me-some of which change, some of which don't. Greg Egan
[ Any Change Grand Intend Interest Just Keep Plan Some Structured Things Which Writing]
That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution. Michael Chabon
[ Absorb Best Porous Ready Solution Thing Writing Zone]
I realised that the only time I really enjoyed music was when I was in the studio writing. So even though it was a six album deal, they saw quite early on that I wasn't enjoying it as I should be. I didn't feel there was anything behind it. Adam Rickitt
[ Album Anything Behind Deal Early Enjoyed Enjoying Even Feel Music Only Quite Realised Really Saw Should Six Studio Though Time Writing]
I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger, and I'm not healthy. But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics. Oriana Fallaci
[ Because Cry Enter Even Healthy Politics Sacrifice Sometimes Were Would Writing Years Younger]
I can't do a film if I don't start with the writing. Neil Jordan
[ Film Start Writing]
No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest. Octavia Butler
[ Fiction Going Guide Had Interest Natural Really Science Stop Take Towards Would Writing]
Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing. Sylvia Plath
[ Nothing Pile Stinks Unpublished Writing]
Well, yes, as I was a rather bad actor then and I wasn't making enough money, I thought, to make enough money to not make money as an actor, I'd better do some writing. Val Guest
[ Actor Bad Better Enough Make Making Money Rather Some Then Thought Well Writing Yes]
While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister. Jung Chang
[ During Economic Famine Mismanagement More Realised Research Result Sinister Something Swans Thought While Wild Writing]
After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it. Nicholas Mosley
[ After Around Dissatisfied Doom Gave Much Novels Romantic See These Three Time Up Way Writing Yet]
If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space. Joyce Carol Oates
[ Because Behind Car Doing Driving Housework Locate Matter Silence Space Still Walking Wall Writer Writing Yourself]
I love a good laugh as well, I think that's so important in life, which is probably why I've dabbled in comedy writing as well as horror. I think if you can make someone laugh or smile it's the most special thing in the world. Paul Kane
[ Comedy Dabbled Good Horror Important Laugh Life Love Make Most Probably Smile Someone Special Thing Think Well Which Why World Writing]
On the other hand, now that I'm not dependent on fiction for my income, I've been writing more short stories despite the fact that there's no real paying market for short horror other than Cemetery Dance. George Stephen
[ Been Cemetery Dance Dependent Despite Fact Fiction Hand Horror Income Market More Now Other Paying Real Short Stories Than Writing]
I don't want boys to use their pencils for improper writing. John Burns
[ Boys Improper Pencils Their Use Want Writing]
There are quite a few honest songwriters out there writing about relationships and their own personality traits. But for some reason, once they step out of the bedroom, their honesty doesn't seem to come with them. Billy Bragg
[ Bedroom Come Few Honest Honesty Once Out Own Personality Quite Reason Relationships Seem Some Songwriters Step Their Them Traits Writing]
One thing I've tried to do in writing music is take on very basic things, very archetypal things. Harrison Birtwistle
[ Archetypal Basic Music Take Thing Things Tried Very Writing]
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. Layne Staley
[ Doorway Drawing Led Music Photography Writing]
The storyboard department doesn't talk to the layout department, which doesn't talk to the writing department. They're all jealous of each other. John Kricfalusi
[ Department Each Jealous Layout Other Storyboard Talk Which Writing]
The Fat Mattress consisted of people I'd played with before joining the 'Experience and it was put together as a song writing situation. Noel Redding
[ Before Consisted Experience Fat Joining Mattress Played Put Situation Song Together Writing]
I'm not taking any interest in politics. I'm not involved in politics in any way. My life is in writing now. Jeffrey Archer
[ Any Interest Involved Life Now Politics Taking Way Writing]
I love songwriting. It's second to my love for singing in how I express myself. Michael Bolton
[ Express How Love Myself Second Singing Songwriting]
When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain. Donna Tartt
[ After Almost Am Color Concentrating Concrete Detail Drop Leaf Off Painted Rain Rolls Room Water Way Wet Wholly Writing]
Writing is the continuation of politics by other means. Philippe Sollers
[ Continuation Means Other Politics Writing]
It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle. Christine Lavin
[ Believe Business Constant Down Goals Got Losing Person Same Setting Sight Songs Songwriter Struggle Think Time Trying Writing Your]
When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub. Gavin Rossdale
[ Bass Because Began Dub First Image More Public Thinking Write Writing]
If you're writing a book that takes place in New York in the moment, you can't not write about 9-11; you can't not integrate it. My main character's view is the Statue of Liberty and the Trade Center. It doesn't have to take over, but it has to be acknowledged. Richard Price
[ Acknowledged Book Center Character Integrate Liberty Main Moment New Over Place Statue Take Takes Trade View Write Writing York]
I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time. Bruce Cockburn
[ Always Around Composing Hadn Loved Music Poetry Putting Thought Time Together Two Until Writing]
Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about. Leon Uris
[ Basically Between Breaks Down Relationships Write Writing]
Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry. Robert Morgan
[ Away Excitement Important Intrudes Over Own Poetry Some Taking Teaching Ways Writing Years Your]
When I began, the guitar was en-closed in a vicious circle. There were no composers writing for the guitar, be-cause there were no virtuoso guitarists. Andres Segovia
[ Began Circle Composers Guitar Guitarists Vicious Virtuoso Were Writing]
I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled. Paul M. Glaser
[ Acting Apart Been Could Directing Few Finance Game Get Golf Handicap Lot Lower Projects Some Ten Thrilled Trying Writing]
There's not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do. Jack Prelutsky
[ Between Bigger Book Books Collection Difference Except Hundred Longer Lot Much Picture Poems Take Too Writing]
I think that songwriting changed when groups started spending more time in the studio. Ray Davies
[ Changed Groups More Songwriting Spending Started Studio Think Time]
It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and he discovers that his writing and the relationship with his wife are really more important for him than anything else. Ismail Merchant
[ Anything Climbed Discovers Else Fame Him His Important Man More Really Relationship Than Wife Writing Young]
Writing has been so much a part of my life that I'm really quite annoyed that I can't do as much as I used to. Anne McCaffrey
[ Annoyed Been Life Much Part Quite Really Used Writing]
Elizabeth, Lady C, claims to be writing at the limits of language. Would it not be insulting to her if I were diligently to follow after her, explaining what she means but is not smart enough to say? J. M. Coetzee
[ After Claims Diligently Elizabeth Enough Explaining Follow Her Insulting Lady Language Limits Means Say She Smart Were Would Writing]
Songwriting is the most terrifying thing to me, because you are really laying your heart out there. David Friedman
[ Because Heart Laying Most Out Really Songwriting Terrifying Thing Your]
When I began writing science fiction in the middle '60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months. Vernor Vinge
[ Began Consciousness Cultural Decades Easy Eighteen Fiction Find Ideas Into Lead Middle Months More Now Science Seemed Seems Time Took Very Writing]
I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people. Kate Bush
[ Around Because Choosing Dancing Devoting Going Lonely Lot Myself Only Out Own Probably Really Seeing Songs Songwriting Them These Thing Think Wrote]
Rush has never been a spontaneous group. We may be spontaneous in our writing, we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives... certainly I think am and always have been, but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation of our music it's quite controlled. Alex Lifeson
[ Always Am Been Certainly Comes Controlled Day Group Individuals Lives May Music Never Our Presentation Quite Rush Spontaneous Think Writing]
Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life, being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces. Ann Patchett
[ Always Being Disastrous Fluffy Life Magazine Most Pieces Really Say Teenager Things Two Up Well Were Wife Wound Writing]
I'm too shy for personal appearances, and I've found out that anytime I talk about my writing, I can't do any writing for many weeks afterward. Anne Tyler
[ Afterward Any Anytime Appearances Found Many Out Personal Shy Talk Too Weeks Writing]
We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999! Adrian Belew
[ Club Dates Expect Few Going Keep Late Likely Long Material May New Our Play Record Secret Sessions Some Spring Surface Take Then Time Until Will Writing]
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there. David Friedman
[ Been Big Doing Here Projects Song Take Theater Which Writing Years]
The writing is all done, so it's all about verbalizing everything from point A to point B, and certainly there's a bit of politics involved, so it's a different thing. Lindsey Buckingham
[ Bit Certainly Different Done Everything Involved Point Politics Thing Writing]
Yeah I'm still writing. I've got about 14 tracks now. But we've been on tour so we haven't had time to get back to a rehearsal place. Ville Valo
[ Back Been Get Got Had Haven Now Place Rehearsal Still Time Tour Tracks Writing Yeah]
I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code. But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place. Richard Stallman
[ Amused Back Building Career Code Could Divide End Feel Had Knew Life Look Made Making Money Myself Perhaps Place Spent Walls Way World Worse Would Writing Years]
I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film. Todd Barry
[ Another Cd Film Finish Make Release Screenplay Short Want Writing Year]
I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. Michael Biehn
[ Am Blocking Casting Decisions Elements Experience Filmmaking Involved More Much Scenes Seven Show Story Writing]
If I'm grumpy I sure do enjoy writing The Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman
[ Dead Enjoy Grumpy Sure Walking Writing]
Then you start another book and suddenly the galley proofs of the last one come in and you have to wrench your attention away from what you're writing and try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one. Bernard Cornwell
[ Another Attention Away Book Come Last Previous Proofs Remember Start Suddenly Then Thinking Try Were Wrench Writing Wrote Your]
It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read. Anita Brookner
[ Contention Hares Market Read Time Tortoise Writing]
The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication. Raymond Chandler
[ Down His However Man Moment Paper Publication Secretly Sense Sets Thoughts Writing]
Writing and telling are almost the same, the way I do it. Daniel Pinkwater
[ Almost Same Telling Way Writing]
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. E. L. Doctorow
[ Doing None Outlining Planning Researching Talking Write Writing]
We influence singing but never really songwriting. Charles King
[ Influence Never Really Singing Songwriting]
Songwriting is my gift from God. Smokey Robinson
[ Gift God Songwriting]
I think the crucial thing in the writing career is to find what you want to do and how you fit in. What somebody else does is of no concern whatever except as an interesting variation. James A. Michener
[ Career Concern Crucial Does Else Except Find Fit How Interesting Somebody Thing Think Variation Want Whatever Writing]
By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching. Albert Maltz
[ Alert Attempts Became College Discrimination First Had Lynching Question Racial Remember Time Very Writing]
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there. Piers Anthony
[ Became Continued Fantasy Found Humorous Seriously Simply Started Take Writing]
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories. Mario Vargas Llosa
[ Book Business Cut Lonely Memories Obsessions Off Rest Submerged Totally Very World Writing Your]
Songwriting is an art unto itself, not to be confused with performing. Jo Stafford
[ Art Confused Itself Performing Songwriting Unto]
Oh, I had an idea for a pilot of my own at the time, and then Carl sent me about eight scripts and simply I threw my idea out the window because the writing was just so good. Dick Van Dyke
[ Because Carl Eight Good Had Idea Just Oh Out Own Pilot Scripts Sent Simply Then Threw Time Window Writing]
And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of places you can put your input - in the editing, in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on. Paul Reiser
[ Acting After Done Editing Input Lot Places Production Put Rewriting Your]
Writing is the supreme solace. W. Somerset Maugham
[ Solace Supreme Writing]
I considered going to film school; I took a course in film and was very interested in filmmaking as well as film writing. Robert Morgan
[ Considered Course Film Filmmaking Going Interested School Took Very Well Writing]
When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence. Gao Xingjian
[ Able Alive Existence Keep Mind Own Reaffirming Use Way Words Writing Your]
Writing is manual labor of the mind: a job, like laying pipe. John Gregory Dunne
[ Job Labor Laying Manual Mind Pipe Writing]
For if the mystery concealed of old is made manifest to the Apostles through the prophetic writings, and if the prophets, being wise men, understood what proceeded from their own mouths, then the prophets knew what was made manifest to the Apostles. Origen
[ Apostles Being Concealed Knew Made Manifest Men Mouths Mystery Old Own Proceeded Prophetic Prophets Their Then Through Understood Wise Writings]
In this world of doubt, one thing is certain for me; that I will go on writing songs up to and - I hope, through heavenly means or diabolical - beyond the day I die. Robyn Hitchcock
[ Beyond Certain Day Diabolical Die Doubt Go Heavenly Hope Means Songs Thing Through Up Will World Writing]
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy. Richard Marx
[ Been Best Bunch Case Enemy Getting Had Hadn Just Own Recorded Result Songs Together Writing Years]
I think young writers should get other degrees first, social sciences, arts degrees or even business degrees. What you learn is research skills, a necessity because a lot of writing is about trying to find information. Irvine Welsh
[ Arts Because Business Degrees Even Find First Get Information Learn Lot Necessity Other Research Sciences Should Skills Social Think Trying Writers Writing Young]
Seem to be telling this, but really telling that. Three-dimensional writing, like three-dimensional chess. Nabokov was the other master of that. You could learn something from Nabokov on every page he ever wrote. Donald E. Westlake
[ Chess Could Ever Every Learn Master Other Page Really Seem Something Telling Three-Dimensional Three-Dimensional Writing Wrote]
Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. June Jordan
[ Barbarous Brother Choke Down Habits Holy Into Language Law Lay Lying Natural Our Political Schools Self Sister Speech Supposed Unreal Weird White Why Writing]
Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence. Samuel Beckett
[ Been Else Matters Nothing Silence Stain Upon Worthwhile Writing]
Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about. Octavia Butler
[ Fantasy First Follow Learn Open Really Rules Science Set Totally Wide Writing]
Artists don't talk about art. Artists talk about work. If I have anything to say to young writers, it's stop thinking of writing as art. Think of it as work. Paddy Chayefsky
[ Anything Art Artists Say Stop Talk Think Thinking Work Writers Writing Young]
I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. Vincent Bugliosi
[ Audience Happens Jury Lawyer Myself Opposed Primarily Trial View Writer Writing]
But then I go through long periods where I don't listen to things, usually when I'm working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find. Bruce Springsteen
[ Anything Between Books Find Go Listen Long Movies Music Periods Records Suck Then Things Through Up Usually Where Working Writing]
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. Clarence Day
[ Art Reading Thinking Well Writing]
Black people were very angry with me for writing the book. A lot of people didn't believe me, or didn't want to believe me, and that used to really bother me. It was a very painful and difficult time. LaToya Jackson
[ Angry Believe Black Book Bother Difficult Lot Painful Really Time Used Very Want Were Writing]
The Twist was a guided missile launched from the ghetto into the heart of suburbia. The Twist succeeded, as politics, religion and law could never do, in writing in the heart and soul what the Supreme Court could only write on the books. Eldridge Cleaver
[ Books Could Court Ghetto Guided Heart Into Launched Law Missile Never Only Politics Religion Soul Suburbia Succeeded Supreme Twist Write Writing]
For a country is not merely a piece of earth; it is, above all, a compendium of social, cultural, and historical factors which begin to acquire sense and order through the process of writing. Juan Goytisolo
[ Above Acquire Begin Country Cultural Earth Factors Historical Merely Order Piece Process Sense Social Through Which Writing]
Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shakespeare Things Writing]
I tend to have an odd split in my mind: I tend to look at it as a writer and when the writing thing is OK and I'm happy with it, then I put on my actor's hat. John Cleese
[ Actor Happy Hat Look Mind Odd Ok Put Split Tend Then Thing Writer Writing]
I started writing when I was about thirteen. Al Purdy
[ Started Thirteen Writing]
A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. Robert McNamara
[ Advantage Any Computer Does Judgment Literacy More Particular Pencil Substitute Substitutes Than Without Writing]
I like myself better when I'm writing regularly. Willie Nelson
[ Better Myself Regularly Writing]
Shakespeare, who is probably the greatest writer and poet of the English language, lived in a time that was politically very conservative and it's reflected in his writings. Alex Cox
[ Conservative English Greatest His Language Lived Poet Politically Probably Reflected Shakespeare Time Very Writer Writings]
There may be writing groups where people meet but it's occasional. You really do it all at your own computer or your own typewriter by yourself. Anne Rice
[ Computer Groups May Meet Occasional Own Really Typewriter Where Writing Your Yourself]
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines. Jimmy Breslin
[ Beer Busted Butts Cigarette Drank Floor Hooked Hurry Job Life Magazines Never Newspapers Out Place Rest Said Saloon Take Throw Went Where Writing]
What I took back, because of my exposure to the Jewish music of the 30s and the 40s in my upbringing with my father, was that kind of theatrical songwriting. It was always a part of my character. This desire to make people laugh. Pete Townshend
[ Always Back Because Character Desire Exposure Father Jewish Kind Laugh Make Music Part Songwriting Theatrical Took Upbringing]
I'm writing a new book right now that is like an erotica manifesto. Susie Bright
[ Book Erotica Manifesto New Now Right Writing]
You can get stale writing with each other for a while. Barry Mann
[ Each Get Other Stale While Writing]
I'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland. Rose Tremain
[ Always Amazed Beginning Bland Days Everything Feel Must Plan Tell Their Very Writers Writing]
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that's saying a lot. Anne Sexton
[ After Beautiful Better Even Feeling Lot Poem Saying Sex Than Whole Writing]
David Mamet was great to work with. He was everything that I thought he would be as a director. He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator. Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing. Chiwetel Ejiofor
[ Articulate Collaborator David Director Easy Everything Extraordinarily Film Great Incredibly Knowledgeable Thought Work Would Writing]
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily. Anthony Trollope
[ Also Easily Way Well Writing]
I started writing stories as a child. Danielle Steel
[ Child Started Stories Writing]
The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. Augusten Burroughs
[ Alone Author Away Being Enough Future Get Life Literature Lock Plan Really Secret Study Think Work Write Writer Writing Yourself]
Writing is an incredibly lonely job. R. A. Salvatore
[ Incredibly Job Lonely Writing]
I'd have to say that my favorite thing is writing a song that really says how I feel, what I believe - and it even explains the world to myself better than I knew it. Jackson Browne
[ Believe Better Even Explains Favorite Feel How Knew Myself Really Say Says Song Than Thing World Writing]
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music. Anthony Davis
[ Love Music Opera Stories Telling Voice Writing]
If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people. Dean Koontz
[ Gives Just Lives More Something Struggle Support Than Their Touch Writers Writing Your]
I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down as fast as I can type and then I step back from what I just wrote and start a dialectical process where I begin challenging my own writing. Donald McKay
[ Back Begin Challenging Dialectical Down Fast Getting Hits Just Own Process Start Step Then Type Urge Where Words Write Writing Wrote]
I'm not one for walking the beaches humming a melody. I love the discipline of sitting in the studio, writing and listening. That is my domain. Enya
[ Beaches Discipline Domain Humming Listening Love Melody Sitting Studio Walking Writing]
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence. Isadora Duncan
[ Art Beautiful Concentrated Effort Enough Gesture Hard Know Learn Make Many Realize Research Sentence Simple Struggle Take Taken Work Would Write Writing Years]
That has to remain the principal reason for doing it, doesn't it? I know it's possible to write for money, and many very good writers have done so. But for me, it has to remain the principal thing that I actually want to do the writing. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Actually Doing Done Good Know Many Money Possible Principal Reason Remain Thing Very Want Write Writers Writing]
Writing and Painting are the same for me. Peter Malkin
[ Painting Same Writing]
The whole point of writing is to have something in your gut or in your soul or in your mind that's burning to be written. Jerome Lawrence
[ Burning Gut Mind Point Something Soul Whole Writing Written Your]
I have always used emotion as a writing tool. That goes back to me being on the stage. Anne McCaffrey
[ Always Back Being Emotion Goes Stage Tool Used Writing]
If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That's how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing. Shelby Foote
[ Dickens Everything Faulkner How John Keats Know Lawrence Need Read Study Teach Want Writing]
Novel writing wrecks homes. C. S. Forester
[ Homes Novel Wrecks Writing]
I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity," so to speak. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Eternity Feeling Speak Want Writing]
You may think me crude, and probably I am crude, but I am not so crude as I was, for I am clever enough to see that the girl of nineteen who thought herself a genius was only an unusual girl writing her heart out. Mary MacLane
[ Am Clever Crude Enough Genius Girl Heart Her Herself May Nineteen Only Out Probably See Think Thought Unusual Writing]
Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. J. P. Donleavy
[ Into Moments Money Turning Worst Writing]
As far as arrangements after the basic track is cut, if I'm writing a horn arrangement or playing strings, I might arrange that, plan that out. Other times, I'll just sit and roll tape. Bernie Worrell
[ After Arrange Arrangement Arrangements Basic Cut Far Horn Just Might Other Out Plan Playing Roll Sit Strings Tape Times Track Writing]
The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental. Cynthia Weil
[ Artist Because Daring Experimental Freedom Gives Main More Much Only Please Reason Recording Wanted Writing Your]
While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story. Ann Beattie
[ Agree Aspects Even Going Humorous Just Keeps Most Necessarily Pleasant Serious Story Subjects These Things Think While Would Write Writer Writing]
The benefit of this kind of outlining is that you discover a story's flaws before you invest a lot of time writing the first draft, and it's almost impossible to get stuck at a difficult chapter, because you've already done the work to push through those kinds of blocks. George Stephen
[ Almost Already Because Before Benefit Blocks Chapter Difficult Discover Done Draft First Flaws Get Impossible Invest Kind Kinds Lot Outlining Push Story Stuck Those Through Time Work Writing]
When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies. Irvine Welsh
[ Been Constantly Cultural Fiction History Lately Loads Lot Nonfiction Philosophy Quite Read Reading Religion Science Social Studies Writing]
I am never going to write for the sake of writing. Emma Lazarus
[ Am Going Never Sake Write Writing]
Living composers writing for big band are very few and far between. There are not a lot of them, and I have a talent for doing it. I am zeroing in on what I do best. Carla Bley
[ Am Band Best Between Big Composers Doing Far Few Living Lot Talent Them Very Writing]
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down. Truman Capote
[ After Art Bad Being Between Came Difference Discovered Down Even Fun Good More Stopped Terrifying True Whip Writing]
Well, I had this little notion - I started writing when I was eleven, writing poetry. I was passionately addicted to it; it was my great refuge through adolescence. Harry Mathews
[ Addicted Adolescence Eleven Great Had Little Notion Passionately Poetry Refuge Started Through Well Writing]
But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind. It was left behind after his first battle. His blood is up. He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me. Ernie Pyle
[ After Battle Behind Blood Fighting First Him His Killing Left Life Much Now Phase Profession Soldier Up War Writing]
I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing. Margaret Mahy
[ Continual Found Personally Reading Support Writing]
I started acting when I was in high school, started writing when I got to New York in 1975. Eric Bogosian
[ Acting Got High New School Started Writing York]
It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on. Jack Kerouac
[ Beatnik Bohemian Certain Elements Fault Found Hang Peculiar So-Called Something Their Theories Writings]
I love doing normal things - movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths - that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. Christina Aguilera
[ Also Art Baths Big Bubble Doing Friends Go Going History Hot Love Movies Museums Normal Out Reading Relaxation Shopping Taking Things Writing]
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself. John Mortimer
[ Any Bore Found Only Rule Validity Writing Yourself]
He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue. George Lucas
[ Able Being Dialogue King Screenplays Terms Took Wooden Word Write Writing]
In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. Jacques Derrida
[ Algeria Already Begun Certain Dream Dreamed Get Governed Had Into Language Literature Models Philosophy Were]
While I have corrected agreed factual errors, I have not been inhibited from writing what I felt to be the truth about The Prince of Wales. Jonathan Dimbleby
[ Agreed Been Corrected Errors Factual Felt Inhibited Prince Truth Wales While Writing]
I think I'm drawn to writing about something which feels intense and important. Rose Tremain
[ Drawn Feels Important Intense Something Think Which Writing]
The writer's duty is to keep on writing. William Styron
[ Duty Keep Writer Writing]
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true. Luigi Pirandello
[ Air Art Beautiful Come Could Dreams Gives Goes Heart Love Mind Phantoms Share Soul Spend Through Time True Weighs Would Writing]
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury
[ Cannot Destroy Drunk Must Reality Stay Writing]
What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose. Philip Pullman
[ Best Form Good Possible Prose Say Strict Training Verse Write Writing]
I love writing dialogue, and I think a lot of my writing is visual and very cinematic. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Cinematic Dialogue Lot Love Think Very Visual Writing]
Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while. Peter Benchley
[ Attacked Been Close Creatures Enough Forty Jaws Lucky Oceans Once Sea Shows Since Television While Wildlife Writing Yes]
I think if you're writing from the heart, very often, the subject matter will adjust as you age... but you try to write the best song you can possibly write. For us, we have the same basic elements that make up the America sound. Gerry Beckley
[ Adjust Age America Basic Best Elements Heart Make Matter Often Possibly Same Song Sound Subject Think Try Up Us Very Will Write Writing]
I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs. Shannon Hoon
[ Enjoy Really Songs Therapeutic Value Writing]
The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need. Jonathan Franzen
[ Discovering How Little Need Pleasure Real Writing]
I spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That's what I hate about all this technology. Irvine Welsh
[ Am Hate Internet Last Looking More Much Screen Spend Technology Thing Time Want Writing]
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing. Henry James Sumner Maine
[ Ancient Art Codes Diffusion Discovery Doubtless Originally Suggested Were Writing]
The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions. Mark Strand
[ Doing Many Much Number Poems Reasons Submissions Their Vast Writing]
The first is that instead of writing a sequel, which is what most people do, this is in fact a prequel. Although we didn't know that when we began the process. James Collins
[ Although Began Fact First Instead Know Most Prequel Process Sequel Which Writing]
In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better. Brian P. Cleary
[ Better Could Found Least Peers Something Well Writing]
When I'm writing about reality, I'm writing about death. When I'm writing fiction, I'm writing about life. Ralph Peters
[ Death Fiction Life Reality Writing]
We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed. David Crane
[ Author Could Create Designer Disappointed Enjoyed Environment Game Look Next Particular Player Same She Style Wanted Where Writing]
Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. Ishmael Reed
[ Hard Imagination Labor Manual Poetry Writing]
I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad. Andrew Greeley
[ Bad Because Disability Fingers Handwriting Hit Learning Now Nun Over Ruler Say Terrible Troubled Very Woman Writing]
I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom. Anne McCaffrey
[ Also Amount Certain Freedom Need Outlines Someone Writing]
Hard writing makes easy reading. Wallace Stegner
[ Easy Hard Makes Reading Writing]
I don't mind writing so I didn't find that difficult, it's just a question of finding the time to do it. I kind of like the direct connection with the fans actually, it's pretty neat. David Cronenberg
[ Actually Connection Difficult Direct Fans Find Finding Just Kind Mind Neat Pretty Question Time Writing]
Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them. Octavia Butler
[ Always Had Novels Them Wanted Well Write Writing Wrote]
When we saw our plane on TV as breaking news, it was the most surreal experience. A lot of the women were crying. There was a gentleman who was writing in his journal and crying. Seeing that isn't easy. Taryn Manning
[ Breaking Crying Easy Experience Gentleman His Journal Lot Most News Our Plane Saw Seeing Surreal Tv Were Women Writing]
When I say "work" I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs. Margaret Laurence
[ Else Everything Jobs Just Mean Odd Only Say Work Writing]
I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance. John Entwistle
[ Am Book Importance Place Takes Third Writing]
The process of creating is related to the process of dreaming although when you are writing you're doing it and when you're dreaming, it's doing you. Robert Stone
[ Although Creating Doing Dreaming Process Related Writing]
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates
[ Easily Employ Gain Hard Improving Labored Men Other Others Shall Time Writings Your Yourself]
Writing is very much a playground - an artistic playground. It's the most fun thing I do. Shania Twain
[ Artistic Fun Most Much Playground Thing Very Writing]
It's true that I'm taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it's got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written. Ferdinand Mount
[ Break Column Dear Got Nothing Other Regular Simon Taking Things True Writing Written]
My other advice is to start writing songs and singing right away. Jerry Harrison
[ Advice Away Other Right Singing Songs Start Writing]
In old movies, the cinematography is a thousand times better than anything today. Writing, a thousand times better. John Kricfalusi
[ Anything Better Cinematography Movies Old Than Thousand Times Today Writing]
The writing of a melody is an emotional moment; success doesn't make it easy. Enya
[ Easy Emotional Make Melody Moment Success Writing]
And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before. Hart Crane
[ Am Before Bridge Contented Ever Fancy Inasmuch Interested More Now Office Poetry Present Such Symbol Than Working Writing Year]
I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell. Jack Vance
[ Felt Just Seemed Sell Since Writing Wrote]
Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing. Rick Moody
[ Book Concealing Itself Process Revealing Writing]
I think the kind of unexpected I really love is when you open books and the actual way of writing is different and interesting. Like reading Virginia Woolf for the first time or Lawrence Durrell for the first time. Lalla Ward
[ Actual Books Different First Interesting Kind Lawrence Love Open Reading Really Think Time Unexpected Virginia Way Woolf Writing]
When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs. Otis Blackwell
[ Down Eventually Far Got Interest Just Lost Piano Playing Regained Sat Songs Started Then Writing Young]
If we took Chaucer's writings at face value, we'd have to conclude he was a complete drip. John Hutton
[ Chaucer Complete Conclude Drip Face Took Value Writings]
I mean Gorilla was really our first sort of goes at songwriting. Neil Innes
[ First Goes Gorilla Mean Our Really Songwriting Sort]
I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing. Dorothy Fields
[ Arts Far Field Great Lower Many Men More Novelists Painters Proportion Sculptors Song Talent Think Women Writing]
I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. Nora Ephron
[ Acceptance Also Care Down First Head Oscar Page Screenplay Sit Speech Write Writing Your]
I went to college, though I didn't take many writing courses. Walter Jon Williams
[ College Courses Many Take Though Went Writing]
If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship. Irwin Shaw
[ Any Apprenticeship Enough Kind Marvelous Period Short Time Writing Young]
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true. Francois Fenelon
[ Certain Comfortable Doctrine Happiness Misery Moral Namely Objection Rather Religious Road Set Teach True Very Vice Virtue Which Wholesome World Writings]
Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs. Marian McPartland
[ Anything Especially Nobody Nowadays Seems Songs Takes Trouble Writing]
Writing is a creatively rewarding occupation but for me very time consuming. Holly Johnson
[ Consuming Creatively Occupation Rewarding Time Very Writing]
It certainly made a film writing career for me. Buck Henry
[ Career Certainly Film Made Writing]
I am 82 years old. I imagine that I will keep on writing as long as anyone wants to keep reading. Tony Hillerman
[ Am Anyone Imagine Keep Long Old Reading Wants Will Writing Years]
Music is very influential to my writing, as are theater and film. Jessica Hagedorn
[ Film Influential Music Theater Very Writing]
You never know what you will learn till you start writing. Then you discover truths you never knew existed. Anita Brookner
[ Discover Existed Knew Know Learn Never Start Then Till Truths Will Writing]
I like pens. My writing is so amazing there's never a need to erase. Todd Barry
[ Amazing Erase Need Never Pens Writing]
I think it's Jerry's masterful fiction writing. Tim LaHaye
[ Fiction Jerry Masterful Think Writing]
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. Shawn Colvin
[ After Going Good Interesting Just Made Necessarily Opening Over Paper Personal Possible Sensibility Sing Songs Speak Them Thing Think Veins Wanted Write Writing Year Your]
Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it. Rose Wilder Lane
[ Always Capture Defeated Effort Endless Fiction Killing Life Quality Some Without Writing]
It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it. W. H. Auden
[ Art Culture Earn Fact His Money More Much Our Poet Practicing Sad Talking Than Writing]
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop, being abused as a intern. Peter Coyote
[ Abused Actor Being College Creative Francisco Get Got Intern Master Out San State Went Working Workshop Writing]
The process of rewriting is enjoyable, because you're not in that existential panic when you don't have a novel at all. Rose Tremain
[ Because Enjoyable Existential Novel Panic Process Rewriting]
For what I wrote that started this whole controversy, I deserved to be criticized, and I felt bad about writing it. I felt bad mainly as a writer and a thinker. Gregg Easterbrook
[ Bad Controversy Criticized Deserved Felt Mainly Started Thinker Whole Writer Writing Wrote]
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness. Thomas Carlyle
[ Dreadful Idleness Labor Writing Yet]
It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting, my singing and the band that I have. Mick Taylor
[ Band Cd Finally Nice Out Reflects Singing Songwriting Which]
Learn as much by writing as by reading. Lord Acton
[ Learn Much Reading Writing]
I have one main reader, Miriam Gomez, my wife. She reads everything I write - I have not finished writing something and she is already reading it. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Already Everything Finished Gomez Main Reader Reading Reads She Something Wife Write Writing]
That's what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there. Anne McCaffrey
[ After Believing Could Does Down Exist Go Making Others Page Put See Want Writing]
Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it. Adlai E. Stevenson
[ Against Animal Back Cannot Generally Handwriting His Man Read Strange Until Up Wall]
A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. Christian Dior
[ Handwriting Her More Perfume Tells Than Woman]
Writing anything is terribly hard but, alas for me, because I am addicted, a heck of a lot of fun. I often am sorry I ever started writing prose, because it is so hard. But I can't stop. Judy Collins
[ Addicted Alas Am Anything Because Ever Fun Hard Heck Lot Often Prose Sorry Started Stop Terribly Writing]
People say my music is English. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's not me writing English music, but that English music is becoming more like me. Harrison Birtwistle
[ Becoming English Know Maybe More Music Say Writing]
More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn't say I have a talent that's special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina. John Irving
[ Half Kind Life Maybe More Much Rewriting Say Special Stamina Strikes Talent Than Two-Thirds Unusual Writer]
Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in. Michael Chabon
[ Chance Engaged Favors Find Jam Louis Mind Out Prepared Really Said Whatever Work Writing Yourself]
Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled. Dean Koontz
[ Also Having Love Making Novel Pain Pleasure Pulled Sometimes Tooth While Writing]
One of the problems of writing is that anyone who commits themselves to that process has to believe that they're good. Steven Bochco
[ Anyone Believe Commits Good Problems Process Themselves Writing]
Well - I started writing - probably in the early 60s and by say '65-'66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published - certainly in the 20 years prior to that. Robert Adamson
[ Been Certainly Early Had Most Poetry Prior Probably Published Read Say Started Well Writing Years]
I'd excluded New York from my writing, and then I came back and I fell in love with it all over again. The energy comes from an absence, that yearning for New York when you are not there. Jonathan Lethem
[ Absence Again Back Came Comes Energy Excluded Fell Love New Over Then Writing Yearning York]
Writing is a fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats... for jittery people. William Styron
[ Fine Nameless Perpetually Scared Therapy Threats Writing]
There will always be some kid who's the new Kurt Cobain writing great lyrics and singing from his soul. The problem is they're not marketing that anymore or putting it out there. Rosanna Arquette
[ Always Anymore Great His Kid Kurt Lyrics Marketing New Out Problem Putting Singing Some Soul Will Writing]
Sometimes I wish the writing and drawing were more integrated. Alison Bechdel
[ Drawing Integrated More Sometimes Were Wish Writing]
I remember being out here at the Sunset Marquis, and whoever knocked on the door, I would take that picture that I was writing and I would put that in the typewriter, so when I had the meeting, they would say: 'Oh, you're working on it right now?' John Sayles
[ Being Door Had Here Knocked Marquis Meeting Now Oh Out Picture Put Remember Right Say Sunset Take Typewriter Whoever Working Would Writing]
I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn't writing as much and I didn't miss it. Helen Slater
[ Am Being Better Creative Daughter Experience Find Insistent Less Lover Miss More Mother Much Part Selfish Small Wife Writing]
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted. David Friedman
[ Anybody Been Concerned Conducted First Living Making Never Secret Showed Since Very Writing Wrote]
My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection. Ryszard Kapuscinski
[ Combination Elements Exploration First Literature Reading Reflection Second Subject Third Three Tourist Travel Writing]
I'm more interested in writing than in performing. Frank McCourt
[ Interested More Performing Than Writing]
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. Gene Fowler
[ Become Best Forget Good Read Remember Successful Then Way Where Writer Writing]
You don't teach information in a writing workshop. Tobias Wolff
[ Information Teach Workshop Writing]
No special writing rituals. And my desk is usually cluttered. Stephen Greenblatt
[ Cluttered Desk Rituals Special Usually Writing]
My songwriting and my style became more complex as I listened, learned, borrowed and stole and put my music together. Boz Scaggs
[ Became Borrowed Complex Learned Listened More Music Put Songwriting Stole Style Together]
Knowing that Gene and Morgan were playing those roles made it much easier to put the script together-we knew who we were writing it for. It took some mystery away. Stephen Hopkins
[ Away Easier Gene Knew Knowing Made Morgan Much Mystery Playing Put Roles Script Some Those Took Were Writing]
Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about. Michael Pollan
[ Much Personal Stake Very Writing Yes]
The advice would be the same for any kind of fiction. Keep writing, and keep sending things out, not to friends and relatives, but to people who have the power to buy. A lot of additional, useful tips could be added, but this is fundamental. Fred Saberhagen
[ Added Additional Advice Any Buy Could Fiction Friends Fundamental Keep Kind Lot Out Power Relatives Same Sending Things Tips Useful Would Writing]
Actually, I enjoy the process of writing a big long novel. Donna Tartt
[ Actually Big Enjoy Long Novel Process Writing]
Well, Peter has a writing style, but again, time changes subject matters and attitudes. Josh Silver
[ Again Attitudes Changes Matters Peter Style Subject Time Well Writing]
I went to college, but I learned to write by reading - and writing. Daniel Pinkwater
[ College Learned Reading Went Write Writing]
I suppose directing on set is the most fun because it's a good crack and you feel you're on the battlefield whereas writing is a fairly solitary undertaking. Guy Ritchie
[ Battlefield Because Crack Directing Fairly Feel Fun Good Most Set Solitary Suppose Undertaking Whereas Writing]
When I'm not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I'm not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I'm reading books about history, computers, or embroidery. Lynn Abbey
[ Books Computer Computers Embroidery History Into Past Plunging Reading Tweaking Writing]
A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme. Diane Johnson
[ Already Apparent Becomes Deepening End Even Finding Finds Job Novel Out Outset Pattern Rarely Sharpening Theme Understanding Whole Writer Writing Written]
I don't think you get to good writing unless you expose yourself and your feelings. Deep songs don't come from the surface; they come from the deep down. The poetry and the songs that you are suppose to write, I believe are in your heart. Judy Collins
[ Believe Come Deep Down Expose Feelings Get Good Heart Poetry Songs Suppose Surface Think Unless Write Writing Your Yourself]
Unfortunately, writing and reporting the truth is not allowed under Castro's tyrannical dictatorship. Lincoln Diaz-Balart
[ Allowed Castro Dictatorship Reporting Truth Tyrannical Under Unfortunately Writing]
I never think about poetry except when I'm writing it. I mean my poetry. Norman MacCaig
[ Except Mean Never Poetry Think Writing]
Of mediumship there are many grades, one of the simplest forms being the capacity to receive an impression or automatic writing, under peaceful conditions, in an ordinary state; but the whole subject is too large to be treated here. Oliver Joseph Lodge
[ Automatic Being Capacity Conditions Forms Grades Here Impression Large Many Ordinary Peaceful Receive Simplest State Subject Too Treated Under Whole Writing]
I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried. Rob Schneider
[ Again Along Cried Excitement First Found Get Had Hard Job Joy Just Laughing Lost Need Out Partner Simply Started Time Until Writing]
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. John Steinbeck
[ Book Business Horse Makes Profession Racing Seem Solid Stable Writing]
At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply to keep on writing and making a living at it. Fred Saberhagen
[ Chief Goal Keep Living Making Professional Simply Stage Writing]
I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me. Courtney Love
[ Anybody Going Hurt Keeps Other Songs Than Writing]
When one is writing a novel in the first person, one must be that person. Daphne du Maurier
[ First Must Novel Person Writing]
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on. Carl Sandburg
[ Black Girl Go Hair Midnight Poetry Poor Pretty Told Writing]
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing. Philip Pullman
[ Anyone Attention Claim Lies Only Real Writing]
I'm opening a store at the end of the month in the New York meatpacking district. I'm launching a line of bedding this summer, and I am writing a book that will be out next January. Genevieve Gorder
[ Am Bedding Book District End January Launching Line Month New Next Opening Out Store Summer Will Writing York]
That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them. Cynthia Weil
[ Always Back Blind Bring Calls Challenge Creative Dan Date First Hill Partner Real Return Session Them Writing Your]
We are weak, writing is difficult, but for my own sake I do not regret this journey, which has shown that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another, and meet death with as great a fortitude as ever in the past. Robert Falcon Scott
[ Another Death Difficult Endure Englishmen Ever Fortitude Great Hardships Help Journey Meet Own Past Regret Sake Shown Weak Which Writing]
I don't feel comfortable doing interviews. My profession is music, and writing songs. That's what I do. I like to do it, but I hate to talk about it. Van Morrison
[ Comfortable Doing Feel Hate Interviews Music Profession Songs Talk Writing]
The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. Jeffery Deaver
[ Admire Best Learn Other Study Way Work Writers Writing]
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. Jessamyn West
[ Alone Complete Enemies Family Friends Must Natural Occupation Savage Slightly Society Solitary Sustain Undertaking Uninterrupted Writer Writing]
When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers. Tom Glazer
[ Am Career Catch Come Composing Few Head Into Phrase Pop Separate Seriously Singers Sometimes Songs Used Will Write Writing Years]
Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades, the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing. Hilaire Belloc
[ Empty Fatiguing Futile Suppose Trades Worst Writing]
I think crime writing is my link with trying to preserve a sort of order. Antonia Fraser
[ Crime Link Order Preserve Sort Think Trying Writing]
It won't be long before we'll be writing together again. I just hope they have a decent piano up there. Frederick Loewe
[ Again Before Decent Hope Just Long Piano Together Up Won Writing]
I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing? Anne Tyler
[ Another Asked Came Child Found Just Mother Schoolyard She Standing Still Up Waiting Work Writing Yet]
I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett
[ Am Garden Merely Must Near Outside Should Somewhere Write Writing]
Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary. Jessamyn West
[ Absolutely Guts Helpful Necessary Talent Writing]
I've been writing Indian music for a while. Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception. Jimmy Carl Black
[ Been Earth Exception Indian Mine Mother Music While Writing]
I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals. David McCullough
[ Also Amateur Because Called Fairly Hand History Living Love Make Original Other Our Professionals Sense Think Those True Us Word Writing]
No no there wasn't any planned 14th season, we all saw the writing on the wall. The ratings had been going down and so fourth, that curve goes on every show and in everybody's life. Larry Hagman
[ Any Been Curve Down Every Everybody Fourth Goes Going Had Life Planned Ratings Saw Season Show Wall Writing]
I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all. Beverly Cleary
[ Enjoy Fourth Graders Most Third Writing]
An hour or two spent in writing from dictation, another hour or two in reading aloud, a little geography and a little history and a little physics made the day pass busily. Hudson Stuck
[ Aloud Another Busily Day Dictation Geography History Hour Little Made Pass Physics Reading Spent Two Writing]
It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It's almost like having a secure job. Thomas Perry
[ Almost Comfortable Fun Having Job Lot Secure Series Writing]
When I'm writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I'm doing it, as I'm writing it. Quentin Tarantino
[ Analytical Doing Get Something Try Writing]
If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about, it shows up in his article. Willie Stargell
[ Article His Person Reporter Shows Up Writing]
English of course is your major tool, but it is not nearly so important as other aspects of writing for example you have to have some natural ability you can't buy it no one puts it there you're born with it. Leon Uris
[ Ability Aspects Born Buy Course English Example Important Major Natural Nearly Other Puts Some Tool Writing Your]
The apostolic writings are of three kinds: historical, didactic, and prophetic. Philip Schaff
[ Apostolic Didactic Historical Kinds Prophetic Three Writings]
Very conscious of the fact that an effort was being made to destroy my mind, because I was deprived of books, deprived of any means of writing, deprived of human companionship. You never know how much you need it until you're deprived of it. Wole Soyinka
[ Any Because Being Books Companionship Conscious Deprived Destroy Effort Fact How Human Know Made Means Mind Much Need Never Until Very Writing]
Whosoever, in writing a modern history, shall follow truth too near the heels, it may haply strike out his teeth. Walter Raleigh
[ Follow Heels His History May Modern Near Out Shall Strike Teeth Too Truth Whosoever Writing]
But, if there's any aspect of my career that needs attention, it's writing. Bobby McFerrin
[ Any Aspect Attention Career Needs Writing]
I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human. Shirley Knight
[ Book Human Learning Show Working Writing]
I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. John Hawkes
[ Becomes Fiction Interested More Personal Prose Recognized Want Writing]
The writing process for me is pretty much always the same - it's a solitary experience. Sheryl Crow
[ Always Experience Much Pretty Process Same Solitary Writing]
At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book. Jonathan Kozol
[ Also Amazing Book Called Chest Finished Grace Had Many Painful Pains Read Recently Tell Time Two Very Well Which While Write Writing Years]
I think it's just a lack of ability, we're incapable of writing hits. Kenny Hickey
[ Ability Hits Incapable Just Lack Think Writing]
Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth. Through all of them runs, like a red thread, the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness. Gustave Meyrink
[ Attaining Earth Hidden Maintaining Peoples Read Red Runs Sacred Science Them Thread Through Writings]
I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun. Peter Singer
[ Book Bother Find Go Improve Island Lie Much Otherwise Point Some State Sun Think Tropical Unless Way World Writing]
Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear. Helen Dunmore
[ Aloud Both Conscious Ear Head How Inside Intensely Learn Makes Poetry Reader Sound Weight Words Writing]
I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in. Yancy Butler
[ Am Happy Participate Show Wanted Writing]
When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?' Ken Follett
[ Character Just Situation Think Woman Would Writing]
Time spent researching varies from book to book. Some novels require months, even years of research, others very little. I try to do most of my research before I begin but inevitably questions emerge during the writing. Jonathan Kellerman
[ Before Begin Book During Emerge Even Inevitably Little Months Most Novels Others Questions Require Research Researching Some Spent Time Try Varies Very Writing Years]
I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion. James Broughton
[ Emotion Excite Expansive Often Order Start Writing]
I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without. Robert Penn Warren
[ Always Been Done First Kind Lot Pain Places Things Without Writing]
I actually write film music because I'm classically trained on the piano so as well as songwriting I also write actual film music that could be used for movies like war movies and love movies. Vanessa Brown
[ Actual Actually Also Because Classically Could Film Love Movies Music Piano Songwriting Trained Used War Well Write]
Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head. Alice Hoffman
[ Book Disappears Every Everything Finish Forget Head Information Just Learned Out Time Writing]
I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child. Margaret Mahy
[ Before Being Child Could Had However Long Most Myself Support Time Wait Wanted Writer Writing]
In terms of writing about horses, I fell backwards into that. I was intent on getting a Ph.D., becoming a professor, and writing on history but I got sick 14 years ago when I was 19. Getting sick derailed that plan completely. Laura Hillenbrand
[ Ago Backwards Becoming Completely Fell Getting Got History Horses Intent Into Ph Plan Professor Sick Terms Writing Years]
I think plays, like books, are endemic. They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about. I think, you just can't move them about, you know. Peter Shaffer
[ Books Endemic Grow Just Know Move Out Place Plays Soil Them Think Writer Writing]
I honestly feel like we never had a bad episode by TV standards. Every week I felt there were so many strong components of the show, especially the writing. Donal Logue
[ Bad Components Episode Especially Every Feel Felt Had Honestly Many Never Show Standards Strong Tv Week Were Writing]
I've tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I'm afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred. Ernest Hemingway
[ Afraid Book Come Consider Could Hope Less More Much Next Out Perhaps Profane Profanity Reduce Reduced Sacred Simply Tried Will Writing]
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other. Nora Roberts
[ Action Any Characters Come Elements Emotion Love Motivation Other Reaction Requires Same Scene Writer Writing]
When the target audience is American teenage kids, you can have problems. My generation prized really fine acting and writing. Sometimes you have to go back to the basic principles which underpin great visual comedy. John Cleese
[ Acting American Audience Back Basic Comedy Fine Generation Go Great Kids Principles Prized Problems Really Sometimes Target Teenage Visual Which Writing]
I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. Winston Churchill
[ Am Anything Confine Entirely Going More Myself Never Over Painting Politicians Politics Shall War Writing]
I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind. Patrick Dennis
[ Always Clean Dirty Mind Paper Piece Start Writing]
One book at a time... though I'm usually doing the research for others while I'm writing, but that sort of research is fairly desultory and I like to stick to the book being written - and writing a book concentrates the mind so the research is more productive. Bernard Cornwell
[ Being Book Concentrates Doing Fairly Mind More Others Productive Research Sort Stick Though Time Usually While Writing Written]
I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre. You are more in control of everything and involved in every aspect of production, so more challenged and fulfilled. Richard E. Grant
[ Am Aspect Challenged Control Directing Drawn Every Everything Feeling Fulfilled Had Involved More Most Production Puppet Teenager Theatre Writing]
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living. Gustave Flaubert
[ Dog Life Living Only Worth Writing]
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. Gloria Steinem
[ Doing Else Feel Only Should Something Thing Writing]
Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary. Francoise Sagan
[ Arbitrary Certain Characters Compare Feels Finding Jazz Less Life Much Oneself Progression Question Rhythm Rhythmic Rhythms Sort Tells Three Time Writing]
Somehow I started introducing writing into my drawings, and after a time, the language took over and I started getting very involved with the handwriting and then the look of the handwriting. Patti Smith
[ After Drawings Getting Handwriting Into Introducing Involved Language Look Over Somehow Started Then Time Took Very Writing]
I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel. Alain de Botton
[ Essay Fiction Love Novel Personal Rather Than Uncomfortable Writing]
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business. Donna Tartt
[ Always Been Business Devices Hand Lonely Mean Other Own Rely Supposed Their Writers Writing]
I was pretty dead set against ever writing an academic novel. It's always been my view that there are already more than enough academic novels and that most of them aren't any good. Most of them are self-conscious and bitter, the work of people who want to settle grudges. Richard Russo
[ Academic Against Already Always Any Been Bitter Dead Enough Ever Good Grudges More Most Novel Novels Pretty Self-Conscious Set Settle Than Them View Want Work Writing]
There's a mystery to writing, and you don't really know where most of it comes from. Neil Diamond
[ Comes Know Most Mystery Really Where Writing]
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop. Stephen Fry
[ Armchair Down Home Myself Occasionally Shop Smoking Think Wandering Writing]
But in the meantime I became accustomed to the writing life and it would be hard to change now - partly because of the salary cut if I went to my other love, teaching; and partly because I still have stories to tell, even though it isn't all that fun doing the work anymore. Orson Scott Card
[ Accustomed Anymore Became Because Change Cut Doing Even Fun Hard Life Love Meantime Now Other Partly Salary Still Stories Teaching Tell Though Went Work Would Writing]
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking. Nora Roberts
[ America Believe Groups Information Networking Offer Romance Strongly Such Support Writers Writing]
But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper. Scott Caan
[ Need Pad Paper Writing]
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing. Rex Stout
[ Decide Fun More Reading Still Which Writing]
The Butcher Boy is a very great novel indeed and a very important Irish novel. The ambiguity of that is, he's writing a book about an appalling situation and he does it in a hilarious way. Stephen Rea
[ Ambiguity Appalling Book Boy Butcher Does Great Hilarious Important Indeed Irish Novel Situation Very Way Writing]
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith. Gore Vidal
[ Become Business Countries Faith Fiction Lost Priestly Their Writing]
In time I began to understand that it's when you start writing that you really find out what you don't know and need to know. David McCullough
[ Began Find Know Need Out Really Start Time Understand Writing]
A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized. Suzanne Vega
[ Civilized Lot Terribly Writing]
It's a dismally lonely business, writing. Toni Cade Bambara
[ Business Lonely Writing]
The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab. Mary Roberts Rinehart
[ Career Colorful Drab His Itself Life May Rather Romantic Work Writer Writing]
The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work. Margaret Fuller
[ Criticism Periodical Sift Stamp Use Work Writing]
Maybe I've lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I'm getting old every year, and eventually they're going to be right. There's nobody in this game that's doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career. Randy Johnson
[ Been Career Did Does Doing Eventually Every Everyone Game Getting Going Little Lost Maybe Nobody Old Once Over Peak Right Same Their Things Think Time Writing Year Years]
I started writing seriously when I was 18, wrote my first novel when I was 22, and I've never stopped writing since. Sue Grafton
[ First Never Novel Seriously Since Started Stopped Writing Wrote]
I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing. Jack Prelutsky
[ Accept Always Challenges Done Writing]
Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading and writing that bears his name and brings literacy, independence, and productivity to the blind. Bob Ney
[ Bears Blind Braille Brings Code Created Dots His Independence Literacy Louis Name Productivity Raised Reading Writing]
I had a problem with cops pulling me over all the time for speeding. When I was doing Hill Street Blues, the cops said how much they loved the show as they were writing me up; meanwhile my insurance went through the roof. Jennifer Tilly
[ Blues Cops Doing Had Hill How Insurance Loved Meanwhile Much Over Problem Pulling Roof Said Show Speeding Street Through Time Up Went Were Writing]
I thought people cared about music in a deep way, so I was writing to that spirit in people and in myself. It was me, thinking I knew what was up. Youth, who else can change the world? Kevin Eubanks
[ Cared Change Deep Else Knew Music Myself Spirit Thinking Thought Up Way World Writing Youth]
Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before. John Hawley
[ Applied Been Before Had Here Knowing Old Pamphlets Request Sabbath Sell Several Them Writing]
Writing a simple melody can take weeks to get it right where I want it, but I do quite enjoy it. Trevor Rabin
[ Enjoy Get Melody Quite Right Simple Take Want Weeks Where Writing]
When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me. Margaret Haddix
[ Also Bad Badly Being Else Fix Flexibility Freedom Going Something Thing Writer Writing]
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. Iris Murdoch
[ Amazed Commit Getting Luck Married Never Oneself Should Until Writing]
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time. Bill Murray
[ Definitely Foster Good Interested Make Making Money More Most Recently Same Seem Serious Studios Thing Time Very Way Worked Writing Wrong]
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out. Alanis Morissette
[ Intellectual Into Just Out Overly Process Songs Start Throw Turns Writing]
The desire to write grows with writing. Desiderius Erasmus
[ Desire Grows Write Writing]
The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later. William Jackson
[ Age Been Came Cartooning Develop Enjoying Had Helped However Interest Journalism Later Much School Skills Very Writing Young]
I really didn't think about song writing. Adam Rich
[ Really Song Think Writing]
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote
[ Greatest Inner Make Music Pleasure Words Writing]
The real danger of writing a great song when you're on something is that it might get you thinking that the only way to repeat that is by only writing when you're high. Barry Mann
[ Danger Get Great High Might Only Real Repeat Something Song Thinking Way Writing]
My history is really playing live - not writing or recording. Tom Jenkinson
[ History Live Playing Really Recording Writing]
In writing music, the structure of each piece is a very important factor. Leo Ornstein
[ Each Factor Important Music Piece Structure Very Writing]
However, writing software without defects is not sufficient. In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe - that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions. Wietse Venema
[ Adverse Behaves Conditions Defects Difficult Experience However Least Reasonably Safe Software Sufficient Under Without Write Writing]
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all. Theodore Sturgeon
[ Ayn Because Compassion Economical Fiction Her Huge Humor Impact Lousy Major Message Mind Off Passing Philosophical Rand Really She Some Virtually Writer Writers Writing]
I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own. Siobhan Fahey
[ Crap Find Guitarist Hard Own Really Writing]
There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing. David McCullough
[ Awful Comes Just Keep Point Researching Start Stop Temptation Where Writing]
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is. Susan Sontag
[ Always Anything Known Only Something Speaking Told Truth Were Would Writing]
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea. John Updike
[ Criticism Fiction Hugging Open Poetry Sailing Sea Shore Writing]
People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me. LaToya Jackson
[ American Book Destroyed Family Had Healing Image Perfect Understand Very Writing]
I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important. Jeffery Deaver
[ Both Challenge Concise Form Important Liked Meaning Structure Very Which Writing]
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Tse-Tung
[ Dinner Doing Embroidery Essay Painting Party Picture Revolution Writing]
Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics. David Amram
[ Allen Authority Blake Classic Ginsberg Had Incredible Knowledge Literature Politics William World Writing]
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers. Bryan Magee
[ Basic Behind Curiosity Drive Interest Philosophers Philosophy Real World Writings]
So, I outlined a horror novel and started writing. George Stephen
[ Horror Novel Outlined Started Writing]
And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing. Octavia Butler
[ Clean Course Day Days Easy Even Every Excuses First Litany Little Make Professional Rather Than Things Toilet Write Writers Writing]
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I... probably can't! Hugh Grant
[ Actually Awful Book Cling Could Creative Done Fantasy More Probably Script Something Truth Writing]
It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature. Herman Hesse
[ Ability Absorb Desire Fad Fault His Into Kafka Lately Literature Neither Nor Read Turned Wonderful Writings]
The United States has made a massive effort since the end of the Second World War to secure the dominance of its films in foreign markets - an achievement generally pushed home politically, by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages. Fredric Jameson
[ Achievement Aid Clauses Dominance Effort End Films Foreign Generally Home Into Made Markets Massive Packages Politically Pushed Second Secure Since States Treaties United Various War World Writing]
Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like. Walter Benjamin
[ Acquiring Because Books Buy Could Dissatisfied Method Most Oneself Poor Praiseworthy Really Regarded Them Ways Which Write Writers Writing]
If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly. Alan Watts
[ Always Appear Find Paradoxes Particularly Study Them Things Will Writings Zen]
I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks. Sue Grafton
[ Also Care Focus Instincts Itself Learned Own Process Rest Risks Take Trust Writing]
I think of myself as a writer who happens to be doing his writing as an anthropologist. Clifford Geertz
[ Anthropologist Doing Happens His Myself Think Writer Writing]
Yeah, man I am going to be writing a book soon. The reality of being in a rock band in the music business'. Steve Brown
[ Am Band Being Book Business Going Man Music Reality Rock Soon Writing Yeah]
Now my drug is writing or acting, being creative. Scott Caan
[ Acting Being Creative Now Writing]
When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is, I'm not writing for American Scholar. Denis Johnson
[ American Conscious Esquire Scholar Thought Writing]
Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point. Bob Woodward
[ Any Because Entire Interested Misses Operatives Point Political Suggestion Writing]
Writing a book is not as tough as it is to haul thirty-five people around the country and sweat like a horse five nights a week. Bette Midler
[ Around Book Country Five Haul Horse Nights Sweat Thirty-Five Tough Week Writing]
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis
[ Book Canyon Down Dropping Echo Grand Poetry Rose Waiting Writing]
I write as a way of keeping myself going. You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through. So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do. Robert Morgan
[ Around Build Curiosity Gets Going Just Keeping Life Myself Partly See Through Way Write Writing Your]
I think I would spend the first 30 weeks not writing, just clearing my head and seeing parts of the world I haven't seen and going back to places I have seen and love. Michael Connelly
[ Back Clearing First Going Haven Head Just Love Parts Places Seeing Seen Spend Think Weeks World Would Writing]
Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere
[ Close Few First Friends Love Money Then Writing]
You would go mad if you began to speculate about the impact your novel might have while you were still writing it. Jonathan Coe
[ Began Go Impact Mad Might Novel Speculate Still Were While Would Writing Your]
I was totally absorbed in the real world, the politics, the history, the news, and I just couldn't find my way into the fictional world... When I finally could return to writing the novel, it was in fits and starts. David Guterson
[ Absorbed Could Fictional Finally Find Fits History Into Just News Novel Politics Real Return Starts Totally Way World Writing]
Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote. H. C. Bunner
[ Dramatist Lived Note Quote Shake Things Writing]
Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence - a lot passes you by - simply because your attention is otherwise diverted. Anita Brookner
[ Attention Because Diverted Innocence Lot Novels Otherwise Passes Preserves Simply State Writing Your]
I think I'm in a really nice position, where I'm sure I could do another show if I wanted to do one, but right now the main thing in my mind is writing songs. Chris Isaak
[ Another Could Main Mind Nice Now Position Really Right Show Songs Sure Thing Think Wanted Where Writing]
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult. Stephen Leacock
[ Difficult Down Ideas Itself Jot Just Occur Occurring Simplicity Trouble Which Writing]
Especially in the last 10 years, the writing on animated shows has jumped by leaps and bounds. Will Friedle
[ Animated Bounds Especially Jumped Last Leaps Shows Writing Years]
I've heard rumors that the Petersons are writing a book. It will be very interesting to see what they have to say, but I don't know anything about the Rochas. Catherine Crier
[ Anything Book Heard Interesting Know Rumors Say See Very Will Writing]
To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour. John G. D. Clark
[ Awarded Citizen Did Europe Great His Honour Illustrious Indeed Modern Most Much Name Open Our Prize Same Sensibility Signal Takes Thought Through Time Up Which World Writings]
There is a way in which all writing is connected. In a second language, for example, a workshop can liberate the students' use of the vocabulary they're acquiring. Marilyn Hacker
[ Acquiring Connected Example Language Liberate Second Students Use Vocabulary Way Which Workshop Writing]
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective. James Ellroy
[ Afford Am Career Could Detective Months Off Play Take Writer Writing]
Maybe the example of Southern fiction writing has been so powerful that Southern poets have sort of keyed themselves to that. Robert Morgan
[ Been Example Fiction Maybe Poets Powerful Sort Southern Themselves Writing]
We're the only branch of government that explains itself in writing every time it makes a decision. Byron White
[ Branch Decision Every Explains Government Itself Makes Only Time Writing]
Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists. Eudora Welty
[ Abiding Clear Connect Developed Fiction Find Follow How Human Lifetime Line Look Persists Respect Sense Tangle Thick Threads Unknown Where Writing]
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played. Jackson Browne
[ Because Business Every Folk Get Gets Learning Led Lucrative Making Most Music Out Paid Part Play Played Song Things Time Turns Up Writing]
Writing is conscience, scruple, and the farming of our ancestors. Edward Dahlberg
[ Ancestors Conscience Farming Our Scruple Writing]
I didn't know anything about writing a screenplay, but somehow I ended up rewriting a screenplay. Kate DiCamillo
[ Anything Ended Know Rewriting Screenplay Somehow Up Writing]
The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer - I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad. Chuck Klosterman
[ Afford Back Bad Biggest Buy Change City Computer Could Daily Fargo Five Get Had Home Hurdle Job New Newspaper Rock Some Though Which Writing Years]
When you perform in front of an audience after only two days of rehearsal, you're flying by the seat of your pants - particularly when they're rewriting the show right up to the moment the camera goes on. Michael Richards
[ After Audience Camera Days Flying Front Goes Moment Only Pants Particularly Perform Rehearsal Rewriting Right Seat Show Two Up Your]
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. Ernest Hemingway
[ Caricature Character Characters Create Living Novel Should Writer Writing]
For that reason you can't write with music playing, and anyone who says he can is either writing badly, or not listening to the music, or lying. You need to hear what you're writing, and for that you need silence. Philip Pullman
[ Anyone Badly Either Hear Listening Lying Music Need Playing Reason Says Silence Write Writing]
I enjoy writing, sometimes; I think that most writers will tell you about the agony of writing more than the joy of writing, but writing is what I was meant to do. Leon Uris
[ Agony Enjoy Joy Meant More Most Sometimes Tell Than Think Will Writers Writing]
Some people swear by writing courses, but whether it really helps American poetry, I have doubts. Robert Morgan
[ American Courses Doubts Helps Poetry Really Some Swear Whether Writing]
As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones. Joan D. Vinge
[ Call Day Drew Frequently Historical Inspirations Involve More Ones Past Present Queen Snow Societies Suppose Them Though Well Would Writing]
Writing is like a contact sport, like football. You can get hurt, but you enjoy it. Irwin Shaw
[ Contact Enjoy Football Get Hurt Sport Writing]
Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989. Warren Cuccurullo
[ Album Another Big Came Did End Five Notorious Played Songs Started Then Thing Together Tour Tracks Went Writing Yeah]
Research to me is as important or more important than the writing. It is the foundation upon which the book is built. Leon Uris
[ Book Built Foundation Important More Research Than Upon Which Writing]
I think technique can be taught but I think the only way to learn to write is to read, and I see writing and reading as completely related. One almost couldn't exist without the other. John McGahern
[ Almost Completely Exist Learn Only Other Read Reading Related See Taught Technique Think Way Without Write Writing]
It really wasn't until I was in college when I began to write more and more, and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing. Rita Dove
[ Around Began College Entire Life More Realized Really Scheduling Until Write Writing]
Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience. I have been reminded of people and events, real and imaginary which have been part of my life. This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me. Mary Wesley
[ Been Book Celebration Different Events Experience Imaginary Land Life Means Much Part Real Reminded Scenery Very Which Writing]
The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV. Rupert Holmes
[ Arenas Became Because Clubs Concerts Earth Everywhere Guarantee Halls Initially Just Only Performed Rock Since Sing Singer-Songwriter Somebody Songs Still Teens Then Truth Tv Way While Would Writing]
It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade. R. A. Salvatore
[ Bad Did Get Got Grade Graduated Only Order Reading Time Writing]
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors. Ken Hill
[ Author Authors Being Best Brain Everyone Hope Make Much Selling Song Sudden Tools Us Write Writing Yes]
Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married. Richard Ford
[ Being Done Ever Except Married Only Persistence Thing Writing]
When you know your cast well and their strengths and weaknesses, you can start writing for them, just the way Shakespeare wrote for his actors. Stephen Sondheim
[ Actors Cast His Just Know Shakespeare Start Strengths Their Them Way Weaknesses Well Writing Wrote Your]
I don't like writing essays or theory. Adrian Mitchell
[ Essays Theory Writing]
Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people. Roald Dahl
[ Been Completely Different Drained Fiction Hours Leaves Place Those Totally Two Writer Writing]
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. Joseph Addison
[ Ambitious Among Apt Authors Excel Humour Kinds More None Than Which Works Writing]
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. Thomas Sydenham
[ Author Disease Every History Hypothesis Lie Mind Occupied Philosophical Previously Should Whatsoever Writing]
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people. Katherine Mansfield
[ Impersonate Lives Many Satisfaction Small Sorts Try Very Would Writing]
I wanted to play piano, and that slid quickly into writing - it wasn't enough to play other people's notes: I had to write notes too. Luc Ferrari
[ Enough Had Into Notes Other Piano Play Quickly Slid Too Wanted Write Writing]
Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. Catherine Drinker Bowen
[ Always Apart Before Behind Double Everything Experiences Kind Living Mirror Once Reality Think Twice Waits Which Writer Writing]
Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan. Olivia Wilde
[ Afghanistan Doing Festival Film Journalist Kidnapped Kids Now Script Writing]
Writing novels is the most exciting. Sidney Sheldon
[ Exciting Most Novels Writing]
My writing day has grown shorter as I've aged, although it seems to produce the same number of pages. Anne Tyler
[ Aged Although Day Grown Number Pages Produce Same Seems Shorter Writing]
People think my work is therapeutic. I don't see it that way. It's not like I'm saving money from a weekly therapy visit by writing down my life. Neil LaBute
[ Down Life Money Saving See Therapeutic Therapy Think Visit Way Weekly Work Writing]
I want to be an animated character. I'm also doing more writing and directing. Illeana Douglas
[ Also Animated Character Directing Doing More Want Writing]
Through writing, through that process, they realize that they become more intelligent, and more honest and more imaginative than they can be in any other part of their life. Russell Banks
[ Any Become Honest Imaginative Intelligent Life More Other Part Process Realize Than Their Through Writing]
Well, one thing I'm really interested in, when I'm writing, is being accurate. Sharon Olds
[ Accurate Being Interested Really Thing Well Writing]
We're writing a book together. She just finished one. Did you read it? Among the Porcupines? Walter Matthau
[ Among Book Did Finished Just Porcupines Read She Together Writing]
I think I had actually served my apprenticeship as a writer of fiction by writing all those songs. I had already been through phases of autobiographical or experimental stuff. Kazuo Ishiguro
[ Actually Already Apprenticeship Autobiographical Been Experimental Fiction Had Phases Served Songs Stuff Think Those Through Writer Writing]
We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections. Chris Lowe
[ Any Anyone Back Company Corrections Email Even Ever Frightening Getting Go Neil Never Punctuation Record See Writing]
The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike. Ralph Ellison
[ Act Back Constant Hovers Into Past Plunging Requires Shadow Time Where Writing]
The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again. Ben Stiller
[ Acting Again Cable Career Failure Guy Had Impacted Start Writing]
How can you stop writing? Tony Hillerman
[ How Stop Writing]
When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all. Jack Prelutsky
[ Any Began Children Found Influenced Now Other Own Poets Read Them Until Voice Want Writing]
Well, I just wanted to be a person. I just wanted them to keep writing me as humanistic as possible. Fisher Stevens
[ Humanistic Just Keep Person Possible Them Wanted Well Writing]
But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to, we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band. Who knew? It was just something we had to learn. Edie Brickell
[ Band Came Had Huge Jamming Just Knew Learn Realized Something Songs Spirit Used Writing]
The world is full of novels in which characters simply say and do. There are certainly legitimate genres in which this is sufficient. But in real and lasting writing the character is. Ruth Park
[ Certainly Character Characters Full Genres Lasting Legitimate Novels Real Say Simply Sufficient Which World Writing]
I have a 10-year track record of writing for the Jewish community. Anita Diament
[ Community Jewish Record Track Writing]
I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black. Octavia Butler
[ Anything Being Black Did Difficult Experience Family Feeling Gave Members Personal Place Really Research Some Talked Time Very Where Writing]
It was relatively easy to write 'The Cave of Lost Souls', though, because it came to me one night in a dream. I remember waking up and having this idea for a complete story - from start to finish - in my head, so I jotted it down, then later began writing the thing. Paul Kane
[ Because Began Came Cave Complete Down Dream Easy Finish Having Head Idea Later Lost Night Relatively Remember Souls Start Story Then Thing Though Up Waking Write Writing]
Even when I'm writing plays I enjoy having company and mentally I think of that company as the company I'm writing for. Wole Soyinka
[ Company Enjoy Even Having Mentally Plays Think Writing]
It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. Robert E. Howard
[ Art Because Culture Education Environments Into Many Seems Slip Their Virtue Writers Writing]
But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward. Colin Powell
[ Arrive Compromise Compromises Consensus Constitution Country Did Forward Got Just Later Making Move Philadelphia Sooner Start Were Writing]
The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization. Lawrence Eagleburger
[ Balance Cone Economic Need Officers Payments Question Really Shift Stabilization Where Writing]
The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this, I have no idea what I'm doing. I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting, stronger than I ever have. Ben Harper
[ Bond Closer Craft Doing Ever Feel Here Idea Large Lead Music Part Songwriting Stronger Than]
When I was still in prep school - 14, 15 - I started keeping notebooks, journals. I started writing, almost like landscape drawing or life drawing. I never kept a diary, I never wrote about my day and what happened to me, but I described things. John Irving
[ Almost Day Described Diary Drawing Happened Journals Keeping Kept Landscape Life Never Notebooks Prep School Started Still Things Writing Wrote]
I'm writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I've brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. Phil Collins
[ Bass Bear Broadway Brother Brought Drums Guitar Interesting Into Just Keyboards Learned New Outside Score Side Songs Tarzan Things Think Thinking Version Very Which Writing]
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels. Quentin Tarantino
[ Considered Myself Novels Really Screenplays Writer Writing]
Having reached the halfway mark in the alphabet, my prime focus is on writing each new book as well as I can. Sue Grafton
[ Alphabet Book Each Focus Halfway Having Mark New Prime Reached Well Writing]
There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it. Garry Marshall
[ Best Better Comes Else Everything Feel Satisfaction Than Writing]
The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument. Suzi Quatro
[ Aside Brought Concentrated Cradle Eventually Instrument Into Kind Lead Main Material Nancy Our Own Pleasure Seekers Singer Sister Started Stepped Turned Writing Younger]
And I look forward to the time when I can become more indulgent with my songwriting. But this band is a family, and it's a process that we have to grow with together. Stone Gossard
[ Band Become Family Forward Grow Indulgent Look More Process Songwriting Time Together]
It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate. I collected all his records and writing. Kenneth Williams
[ Collected Coward Emulate Envied His Noel Records Technique Tried Whose Writing]
I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art. Bob Schieffer
[ Able Always Art Basis Being Draw Foundation Journalism Same Thought Way Writing]
I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber. David McCullough
[ Hard Lumber Out Rewriting Trying Very Weed Work Writing]
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning. Anne Tyler
[ Every Into Morning Pen Pick Room Rule Try Up Walk Writing]
People writing about me have said that I've influenced a lot of people, and there are some artists who have credited me with influencing them. Harvey Pekar
[ Artists Credited Influenced Influencing Lot Said Some Them Writing]
To do the writing, I have to have time to do research. Jean-Jacques Annaud
[ Research Time Writing]
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. Donna Tartt
[ Admire American Essay Finished Just Maxwell Much Very Whose William Work Writer Writing]
Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out. I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit. Mike Rutherford
[ Bit Easily Hard Original Out Percent Seventy Things Throw Very Write Writing]
Writing is hard work; it's also the best job I've ever had. Raymond E. Feist
[ Also Best Ever Had Hard Job Work Writing]
Writing is making sense of life. You work your whole life and perhaps you've made sense of one small area. Nadine Gordimer
[ Area Life Made Making Perhaps Sense Small Whole Work Writing Your]
Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination. Janet Frame
[ Across Border Cathedrals Expedition Factories Going Hours Imagination Land Merely Novel Shopping Spent Streets Unreal Writing Years]
When you're working with a smaller budget I suppose one of the things that has to be in your mind when you are writing is that you have to keep the characters down to a minimum. Atom Egoyan
[ Budget Characters Down Keep Mind Minimum Smaller Suppose Things Working Writing Your]
I decided that adventure was the best way to learn about writing. Lloyd Alexander
[ Adventure Best Decided Learn Way Writing]
I never think about the actual process of writing. I suppose I have a superstition about examining it too closely. Anne Tyler
[ Actual Closely Examining Never Process Superstition Suppose Think Too Writing]
Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood. Jack Prelutsky
[ Childhood Draw Explore Gives Ideas Imagination Language Opportunity Own Play Problems Solve Use Writing]
But one does not make living writing poetry unless you're a professor, and one frankly doesn't get a lot of girls as a poet. Jeffery Deaver
[ Does Frankly Get Girls Living Lot Make Poet Poetry Professor Unless Writing]
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Booker T. Washington
[ Dignity Field Learns Much Poem Prosper Race Till Writing]
I stopped working a few years ago because I just lost a spark that I'd had before. I thought I'd just try writing, and maybe start directing, but I did it very quietly. Dustin Hoffman
[ Ago Because Before Did Directing Few Had Just Lost Maybe Quietly Spark Start Stopped Thought Try Very Working Writing Years]
I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft. Christopher Cross
[ Craft Dent Huge Mtv Put Songwriting Think]
Actually, that's one of the things I was thinking about writing a story about me, loosely based or autobiographical. I just don't want to be like some people that are in their twenties and writing autobiographies. Matthew McGrory
[ Actually Autobiographical Autobiographies Based Just Loosely Some Story Their Things Thinking Twenties Want Writing]
Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
[ Book Dreams Illustrations Soul Writing Your]
When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity. Gene Ween
[ Comes Different Entity Gaining Live Mickey Most Mostly Now Popularity Recording Seems Still Thing Where Whole Writing]
Writing has become such an outlet for me that when I don't have it, I just get pent up. Emm Gryner
[ Become Get Just Outlet Pent Such Up Writing]
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once. Jean Jacques Rousseau
[ Act Cannot Great However Learned Man May Natural Once Talent Writing]
If I'm writing strictly for others, how does that show what I'm experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose. Chantal Kreviazuk
[ Choose Could Does Experiencing Got How Just Others Personal Point Realized Relate Show Situations Strictly Thinking Those Wanted Where Writing]
Easy reading is damn hard writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne
[ Damn Easy Hard Reading Writing]
Some writers and producers are currently writing a sitcom for me, so we'll see what happens there. I'm somewhat reluctant to talk about some of the upcoming projects that I'm working on; I've a lot of stuff on the go, including five pictures that I'm looking at producing. Gil Gerard
[ Currently Five Go Happens Including Looking Lot Pictures Producers Producing Projects Reluctant See Sitcom Some Somewhat Stuff Talk Upcoming Working Writers Writing]
For me, writing a short story is much, much harder than writing a novel. Lynn Abbey
[ Harder Much Novel Short Story Than Writing]
But when I started writing songs, I stopped painting completely, and the only art things I do are connected to the career, like album sleeves and, to some extent, posters and things like that. Bryan Ferry
[ Album Art Career Completely Connected Extent Only Painting Posters Sleeves Some Songs Started Stopped Things Writing]
Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory. Neil Diamond
[ Although Background Deny Different Little More Music Nice Now Songwriting Theory Would]
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else. Tobias Wolff
[ Anything Because Else Many Much Started Stories Time Writers Writing]
The quality of the writing, really. Simple as that. Beautiful words. It's very nice as a singer to do great songs, which have wonderful lyrics and strong feelings underneath the song. Bryan Ferry
[ Beautiful Feelings Great Lyrics Nice Quality Really Simple Singer Song Songs Strong Underneath Very Which Wonderful Words Writing]
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true. Woodrow Wilson
[ History Lightning Only Regret Terribly True Writing]
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day. William Allingham
[ Day Each Learning More Nothing Say Writing]
Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That's what makes it what it is. Irvine Welsh
[ Culture Everything Makes Should Writing]
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them. Virginia Woolf
[ Detest Except Induces Make Money Nothing Novel Read Them Writing]
I think there is a rage against women. I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it. I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing. Marguerite Young
[ Against Although Come Did Notice Now Preoccupied Rage See Teaching Think Time Women Writing]
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album. Bruce Cockburn
[ Album Alone Bands Better Body Did Different During Ended First Five Going Kinds Left Liked Little Lot Made Out Played Solo Songs Soon Those Up Very Writing Years]
My singing is my hobby. It's me and my brother. We just enjoy writing music. Taryn Manning
[ Brother Enjoy Hobby Just Music Singing Writing]
I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story, but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears, especially if you've got more than one assistant. Sarah Sutton
[ Appears Assistant Difficult Doctor Especially Ever Got Initially Know Lot More Story Than Tried Writing]
Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well. I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes. But there's nothing like writing about it right away. Ted Rall
[ Analysis Away Direct More Notes Nothing Quotes Rely Right Road Ruin Silk Structured Use Very Well Writing]
I began the way nearly everybody I ever heard of - I began writing poetry. And I find that to be quite usual with writers, their trying their hand at poetry. Shelby Foote
[ Began Ever Everybody Find Hand Heard Nearly Poetry Quite Their Trying Usual Way Writers Writing]
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that. Kathleen Turner
[ Actresses Admire Companies Create Material More Need Older Own Production Some Their Truly Women Writers Writing]
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don't take other people's materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording. Willa Ford
[ Back Being First Ford Getting Job Materials Mean Other Own Reasons Record Recording Studio Take Tons Top Well Which Write Writing]
Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. Helen Dunmore
[ Books Children Drive Gives Narrative Sense Strong Very Writer Writing]
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. Robert A. Heinlein
[ Afterwards Ashamed Hands Necessarily Private Something Wash Writing Your]
I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing. Francis Quarles
[ Had Much Pleasure Reading Thee Wish Writing]
You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia Butler
[ Better Crap Get Good Gradually Most Out Persistence Say Start Stuff Then Thinking Traits Valuable Why Writing]
I have tried to explore the little talent I have for writing. Cyril Cusack
[ Explore Little Talent Tried Writing]
Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing. Virgil Thomson
[ Anything Doing Experienced Field Job Music Nice Reviewing Writing]
A ratio of failures is built into the process of writing. The wastebasket has evolved for a reason. Margaret Atwood
[ Built Evolved Failures Into Process Ratio Reason Wastebasket Writing]
I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team. Bram Cohen
[ Accomplished Arrogant Because Come Did Ever Good Know More Off Own Part Pretty Protocols Right Team Than Very Working Writing]
Writing a book is such a full-time job. If you're away for a few days, you have to start again. Stephen Collins
[ Again Away Book Days Few Full-Time Job Start Such Writing]
Rewriting to me means, if I work on it for three days, I've rewritten it. Jules Shear
[ Days Means Rewriting Rewritten Three Work]
For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking. Don DeLillo
[ Concentrated Form Thinking Writing]
Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators. Olin Miller
[ Alligators Earning Exception Hardest Living Possible Way Wrestling Writing]
I have often felt a motion of love to leave some hints in writing of my experience of the goodness of God, and now, in the thirty-sixth year of my age, I begin this work. John Woolman
[ Age Begin Experience Felt God Goodness Hints Leave Love Motion Now Often Some Work Writing Year]
I had casually rented an apartment that cost $75 a month because I expected my writing to pay my way. A. E. van Vogt
[ Apartment Because Casually Cost Expected Had Month Pay Rented Way Writing]
I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends. Julia Ward Howe
[ Always Matter Offends Resolution Shall Stick Think Whom Writing]
Do not let any record company disturb your creative flow. You are not writing for the record company. You're writing for the public. Grandmaster Flash
[ Any Company Creative Disturb Flow Public Record Writing Your]
I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing. Larry Norman
[ Am Because Doing Function Immediate Know Onstage Rarely Results Saying See Stand Still Unseen Visibly Writing]
In the history of literature there are many great enduring works which were not published in the lifetimes of the authors. If the authors had not achieved self-affirmation while writing, how could they have continued to write? Gao Xingjian
[ Achieved Authors Continued Could Enduring Great Had History How Lifetimes Literature Many Published Were Which While Works Write Writing]
I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble - some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves - but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown. Anne Tyler
[ Ahead Balk Book Certainly Children Easier Every Finding Give Grown Mechanics Never Now Others Psychic Seem Some Space Step Tell Themselves Time Trouble Way Which Will Write Writing]
There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge. Erica Jong
[ Battlefield Bedroom Category Class Feeling Goes Important Know Knowledge Less Lesser Nursery Still Women Writing]
Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house. Warren Cuccurullo
[ House Most Music Our Plus Spend Spent Studio Time Writing]
I don't keep any copy of my books around... they would embarass me. When I finish writing my books, I kick them in the belly, and have done with them. Ludwig Bemelmans
[ Any Around Belly Books Copy Done Finish Keep Kick Them Would Writing]
Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal! Robert Creeley
[ Am Brutal Editorial Else Imagination May Newspaper Other Reading Suddenly These Whole Writing]
And I love writing. I've always loved writing. James Daly
[ Always Love Loved Writing]
Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action. Paul J. Meyer
[ Action Produces Thought Writing]
American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
[ Always American Considered Had Literature Matter Serious Very Writing]
All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there. V. S. Naipaul
[ Amount Details Documentation Fascinating Friendships However Laid Life Mystery Out Remain Take Us Will Writing]
Some writing and production projects will be a great way to spend my elderly rock years. Geddy Lee
[ Elderly Great Production Projects Rock Some Spend Way Will Writing Years]
Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives. Paul Kane
[ Business Computer Desk Get Into Isolated Live Lives Lonely Lots Quite Sat Solitary Sometimes Typing Very Words Writers Writing]
I hate writing. Al Alvarez
[ Hate Writing]
And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading, writing. Casper Van Dien
[ Horses Lot Reading Ride Swim Writing]
Because I don't have to be careful of people's feelings when I teach literature, and I do when I'm teaching writing. Tobias Wolff
[ Because Careful Feelings Literature Teach Teaching Writing]
Writing is mentally stimulating; it's like a puzzle that makes you think all the time. Stephanie Zimbalist
[ Makes Mentally Puzzle Stimulating Think Time Writing]
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death. Edna Ferber
[ Death Defeat Itself Life Love Lover Until Writer Writing]
Writing this book was very therapeutic because it helped me face my relationship with my dad. Dexter S. King
[ Because Book Dad Face Helped Relationship Therapeutic Very Writing]
It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think. Christopher Darden
[ Else How Much Screenplay Someone Think View Writing]
Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter. Alma Guillermoprieto
[ Back Became Before Closely Course Discovered Long Looking Memory Observant Person Reporter Saw Things Well Writing]
I've been with Life now for seventeen years and I have written several articles for them and will be doing more writing and do at least two assignments a year besides my writing. Gordon Parks
[ Articles Assignments Been Besides Doing Least Life More Now Seventeen Several Them Two Will Writing Written Year Years]
It's hard to decide how to match words to music. It's not like it's twice the work. It's always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I'm looking for. I'm not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music. Ayumi Hamasaki
[ Always Basic Composer Decide Difficult Even Explain Hard How Knowledge Lack Looking Match Music Professional Twice Words Work Writing]
I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people. Tanith Lee
[ Been Complex Criticised Manner Too Writing Younger]
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. Felix Frankfurter
[ Am Cherish Constitution Court Deem Deeply Disregard How Into Justified Matter May Member Mischievous Notions Policy Private Their Them Writing]
Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love. Ray Bradbury
[ Easy Get Idea Love Resist Says Someone Something Writing]
By ignoring a lot of American culture you can write more interesting stories. Unfortunately, if you were writing about America as it is, you'd be writing about a lot of people sitting in front of television sets. Richard Russo
[ America American Culture Front Ignoring Interesting Lot More Sets Sitting Stories Television Unfortunately Were Write Writing]
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. Sydney Pollack
[ Almost Architecture Art Aspect Certainly Dance Every Film Form Into Mean Painting Photography Some Useful Way Writing]
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs. Sting
[ Before Done Introduced Meditation Only Songs Style Would Writing Yoga]
It was a little at a time but I broke out my Walkman and my lyric pad and started writing. Lou Gramm
[ Broke Little Lyric Out Pad Started Time Writing]
So I find the fascination, the love, the incredible skill and everything to do with acting, writing plays, and doing them, just darling. Lovely. I love actors. Patrick Macnee
[ Acting Actors Darling Doing Everything Fascination Find Incredible Just Love Lovely Plays Skill Them Writing]
I compose my own stuff. I've been writing songs with words. I've been playing more on the keyboard because I can transpose it to sheet music on the computer. Alicia Witt
[ Because Been Compose Computer Keyboard More Music Own Playing Sheet Songs Stuff Words Writing]
Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover. Shakira
[ Effect Either Heart Kills Love Lover Off Songs Therapeutic Wins Writing]
I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter. Jack Prelutsky
[ Around Fun Guitar Helps Improvise Keep Meter Music Reasons Several Sometimes Such While Will Writing]
I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word. Geddy Lee
[ Am Keyboard Keyboards Love Parts Player Sense True Using Word Writing]
Eventually the bad stuff I'm writing turns into better stuff. Other times, I've just walked away from what I was working on, and figured I'd have a better perspective when I came back to it. Margaret Haddix
[ Away Back Bad Better Came Eventually Figured Into Just Other Perspective Stuff Times Turns Walked Working Writing]
Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience'. They're talking to a single person all the time. Robert Graves
[ Audience Idea Money Never Person Poet Poets Public Seems Single Talking Time Unless Use Very Word Writing Wrong]
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess. Robert Adamson
[ Ambitious Books Guess Living Make Plan Poetry Pretty Publish Well Write Writing]
When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person. Billy Sherwood
[ Click Keep Person Someone Songwriter Tend Want Writing]
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about. Marilyn Hacker
[ Energy Gives Good Whatever Writing]
I work eight hours a day, but I'm not writing all that time. I'm thinking, editing, looking something up. Thinking is what I do a lot of. Barbara Taylor Bradford
[ Day Editing Eight Hours Looking Lot Something Thinking Time Up Work Writing]
My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver. Gene Wolfe
[ Army Clearly Combat Every Experience Feeds Influences Into Just Life Load Major Many Must Need Now Same Think True Understand Were Whole Writer Writers Writing]
In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease. Constance Baker Motley
[ Disease Essay Got Had High Prize School Sure Through Tuberculosis Won Writing]
Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own. Terry Brooks
[ Alligators Connection Deal Distant Fantasy Florida Great Imagine Lets Make More Own Places Say Tell Than Things Write Writing Your]
Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual. Jorge Luis Borges
[ Activity Civil Intellectual More Reading Resigned Subsequent Writing]
Writing sessions can last an hour or sixteen hours, depending on how it's going. Orson Scott Card
[ Depending Going Hour Hours How Last Sessions Sixteen Writing]
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing. Mark Haddon
[ Consisted Crossing Good Most Out Secret Work Writing]
I held a variety of jobs - most notably ten years working in universities - and kept on writing. Thomas Perry
[ Held Jobs Kept Most Notably Ten Universities Variety Working Writing Years]
I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine. Judith Krantz
[ After Articles College Dating Department Dozens Editor Entry Experience Fashion Fiction Getting Good Got Housekeeping Job Level Magazine Many Men Six Then Through Well Working Writing Years]
I found the writing arena to be much less competitive. Phil Hartman
[ Arena Competitive Found Less Much Writing]
I can't tell you exactly how I found it. It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Admired Exactly Found How Just Lot Process Reading Right Satisfied Sentences Sounded Stories Tell Them Until Working Writing]
Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight. Aaron Sorkin
[ Bone Close Eight Episode Happens Must Now Scripts Seven Tell Very Well Write Writing]
The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism. Chuck Klosterman
[ Because Different Essays Interested Just Myself Prism Really Subjects Things Those Ultimately Using Writing]
There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music. Jim Davis
[ Art Capabilities Debilitating Focus Give Handicap Life Loss Many More Music Necessarily Opportunities Opportunity Three Two Writing]
In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing. Will Rogers
[ Could Evidently Full Hollywood Learned Read Stop Stuff Their Woods Write Writing]
Writing tonal music now, you are not writing into the 19th Century. Gavin Bryars
[ Century Into Music Now Tonal Writing]
It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. Joan Baez
[ Any Been Come Crawled Down Good Just Much Nothing Out Page Seems Sleeve Songs Them Those Words Writing]
When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans. Mario Batali
[ Another Book College Day Different Dirty Ditties Fingernails Friends Hair Hot Little Much Poetry Short Stories Thing Traditional Used Write Writing]
Whatever I'm reading at the moment seems to influence whatever I'm writing. John Sladek
[ Influence Moment Reading Seems Whatever Writing]
Writings scatter to the winds blank checks in an insane charge. And were they not such flying leaves, there would be no purloined letters. Jacques Lacan
[ Blank Charge Checks Flying Insane Leaves Letters Scatter Such Were Winds Would Writings]
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. Jules Renard
[ Absolutely Air Am Copy Exists Fashion Find Must Perfect Place Some Story Writing Written]
You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel. Tim Cahill
[ Become Better Travel Writer Writing]
I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it. John Shirley
[ Away Carried Drink Drunk Get Words Writing]
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century. Alan Dean Foster
[ Allows Always Been Burton Century Francis Really Richard See Sir Time Travel Wanted Which World Writing Wrong]
Fantastic writing in English is kind of disreputable, but fantastic writing in translation is the summit. Jonathan Lethem
[ Disreputable English Fantastic Kind Summit Translation Writing]
Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering. Courtney Love
[ Own Pioneering Rock Script Writing Your]
I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult. Ken Follett
[ Any Characters Difficult Female Great Lived Long Maybe Met Monastery Mystery Never Talk Them Think Women Would Writing]
When I was writing, I genuinely believed each word was my own. Kaavya Viswanathan
[ Believed Each Genuinely Own Word Writing]
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing. Douglas Engelbart Computers
[ Digital Even Far Invention More Printing Revolution Significant Than Writing]
Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates. Mordecai Richler
[ Brief Creates Dying Flicker Frustration Fundamentally Here Same Thing Time Writing]
When I sit down to write, I don't think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough. Jhumpa Lahiri
[ Down Enough Given Hard Idea Just Message Sit Story Think Try Which Write Writing]
I'm terrible at story and structure, but I'm not so bad at writing dialogue. Steve Buscemi
[ Bad Dialogue Story Structure Terrible Writing]
I'm writing a movie about Mozart going to New York in the '60s. I've been reading so many novels. John Cale
[ Been Going Many Movie Mozart New Novels Reading Writing York]
At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them. Laura Linney
[ Act Always Book Con Instead Into Letting Out Reports School Teachers Them Trying Writing]
I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer. Gerald Clarke
[ Approach Because Been Capote Connection Crime Deep Did Had Into Journalistic Killer Look Loved Make Mind Never Smith Some Think Upset Writing]
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. Jimmy Breslin
[ Anybody Columns Ever Kept Newspapers Only Quality Rage Studied Which Writing]
I don't think American poetry has gotten any better in the past 35 years. Oddly enough, creative writing programs seem to have been good for fiction, and I would not have predicted that. Robert Morgan
[ American Any Been Better Creative Enough Fiction Good Gotten Oddly Past Poetry Predicted Programs Seem Think Would Writing Years]
When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt. Clive Cussler
[ Advertising Around Different Doing Dreamed Figured First Fun Had Heroes Him Mine Most Other Pitt Put Series Started Studied Time Up Water Weekends Would Writing]
I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too. James Patterson
[ Am Book Did End Exactly How Know Little Mind-Boggling Out Suspense Too Trial Turn Would Writing]