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Writers on Writing

It’s been a while since I last featured quotable quotes from writers. Here are some words of wisdom from writing masters:

“Writing, the creative effort, the use of the imagination, should come first–at least for some part of every day of your life. It is a wonderful blessing if you will use it. You will become happier, more enlightened, alive, impassioned, lighthearted, and generous to everybody else. Even your health will improve. Colds will disappear and all the other ailments of discouragement and boredom.”    – Brenda Ueland

“Writers don’t have lifestyles. They just sit in little rooms and write.”   – Norman Mailer

“Writing is a craft. You have to do the work, be willing to put scattered words down. The magic is in the commitment.”         — Jennifer Baszile

“I am the only one who can tell the story of my life and say what it means.”    – Dorothy Allison 

“The essential question is, “Have you found a space, that empty space, which should surround you when you write?” Into that space, which is like a form of listening, of attention, will come the words your characters will speak, ideas — inspiration.” – Doris Lessing

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  1. Powerful and very profound quotes…twin power of “imagination and inspiration”, it is a craft and writers need a space for themselves…it is a myth that writers don’t have a lifestyles, the question is how do you define the lifestyle and is it applicable in the same way to all, not known…yes, consistency and commitment is the secret behind good writing and being successful as a writer…


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