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"Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts." ~ Larry L. King

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word". ~ Catherine Drinker Bowen

"I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book." ~ Ronald Dahl

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway

"The wastebasket is a writer’s best friend." ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write." ~ Saul Bellow

"We write to taste life twice." ~ Anais Nin

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way." ~ Juan Ramon Jimenez

"Our eyes flow over dialogue like butter on the hood of a hot car." ~ Chuck Wendig

"Don’t get discouraged because there’s a lot of mechanical work to writing … I rewrote the first part of A Farewell to Arms at least fifty times…." ~ Ernest Hemmingway

"Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell." ~ William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style

"The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing - isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy." ~ Robert DeNiro, Oscars 2014

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