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Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams... Motivation? The memory of the rush I get from a really good writing session - even on a bad day, I know I'll find that again if I keep going.
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E. L. Doctorow
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.
I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me.
The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
J. K. Rowling
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time.
Give me good writing, and I'll play it all day.
The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or to say a new thing in an old way.
Richard Harding Davis
Good writing will bring you to places you don't even expect sometimes.
I had the most incredible English and literature teachers in school, and it really influenced my love of storytelling. It's what made me excited to study journalism in college. I love editorials and documentaries. All of that came from being given the opportunity to lose myself in good writing when I was a kid.
Write for yourself, not for a perceived audience. If you do, you'll mostly fall flat on your face, because it's impossible to judge what people want. And you have to read. That's how you learn what is good writing and what is bad. Then the main thing is application. It's hard work.
My writing improved the more I wrote - and the more I read good writing, from Shakespeare on down.
I suppose with any good writing and interesting characters, you can have that awfully overused word: a journey.
I think all good writing is a struggle. To write as well as you feel you can has to be a struggle, almost by definition, because you could always improve.
The thing I am attracted to is just good writing and stories that are based somewhat in reality.
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading.
Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.
Really good writing, from my perspective, runs a lot like a visual on the screen. You need to create that kind of detail and have credibility with the reader, so the reader knows that you were really there, that you really experienced it, that you know the details. That comes out of seeing.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out was the secret of all good writing.
Good writing gives energy, whatever it is about.
Good sense is both the first principal and the parent source of good writing.
As an actor, my main focus is finding good writing and attacking a good role.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
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