“Be careful, or you might end up in my novel.” I don’t know who said this, but it’s just one of the fun and inspiring quotes I’ve run across while pursuing the serious world of writing.
Today, we’ll explore the clever, witty, and humorous view others have of this unique job we call writing.
“Only a mediocre writer is always at his best.”~ W. Somerset Maugham
“With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.” ~ James Thurber
“I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.” ~Peter De Vries
“A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.” ~ Ring Lardner
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~ Sylvia Plath
“I just wrote a book, but don’t go out and buy it yet, because I don’t think it’s finished yet.” ~ Lawrence Welk
“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” ~ Elmore Leonard
”Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly every day.”~ William Allingham
Who, or what expression, has inspired your work?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky.
She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research.