Quotes for Writers

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” 
― Stephen King

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.” 
― Richard Bach

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” 
― Mark Twain

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” 
― Stephen King

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” 
― Ray Bradbury

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.” 
― Meg Cabot

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” 
― Stephen King

“Write what should not be forgotten.” 
― Isabel Allende

“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” 
― Stephen King

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.” 
― Stephen King

“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” 
― Stephen King

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“Good fiction creates its own reality.” 
― Nora Roberts