I’ve been really thinking about my writing lately. Having just taken a month off for personal stuff I’m jumping back in. Not so easy after all that time. I wouldn’t recommend this people … there’s a reason writers should write every day. Getting back in the habit is difficult. Not impossible, just difficult. Annyyywaaay…

This week I thought I’d share thirteen quotes about writing by writers. Sorry, the pictures are a little boring, I hope you can suffer through them. *snicker*

1. “… only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things.” Anton Chekhov
(And the brave model is one who shows up in his underwear.)

2. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Benchley
(And sometimes famous is mouthwateringly sexy.)

3. “You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.” Robert Frost
(I’d like to come from HIS part of the country!)

4. “Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” E.L. Doctorow
(Okay, this poor baby looks like he’s got nothin’. Let’s start learnin’.)

5. “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison
(And here’s an invitation to get started on just that book!)

6. “The first draft of anything is sh*t.” Ernest Hemingway
(This first draft looks pretty damn good to me!)

7. “A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann
(He doesn’t look like he’s having any difficulties … prolly not a writer.)

8. “Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time…The wait is simply too long.” Leonard S. Bernstein
(Ummm… perhaps he could help with the inspiration?)

9. “The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.” Arthur Schopenhauer
(Let me count the ways this guy is interesting.)

10. “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
(And taking a shower isn’t really writing, but it sure gives me inspiration!)

11. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.” Mark TwainV.S. Pritchett (The difference between hot and REALLY HAWT is … well I guess you can decide that .)

12. “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” Somerset Maugham
(But I’m thinking having some inspiration must be somewhere on that list.)


13. “I don’t like to write, but I love to have written.” Michael Kanin
(And I don’t like repeating pics of hot guys … except this one!)

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