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I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol.
The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human.
Storytelling is ultimately a creative act of pattern recognition. Through characters, plot and setting, a writer creates places where previously invisible truths become visible. Or the storyteller posits a series of dots that the reader can connect.
If you wish to be a writer, write.
I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write.
J. K. Rowling
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
I am not a consecutive writer.
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.
Being a writer is an endless study in human transition and lessons learned or forgotten or misapplied.
A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
I've been writing since I was very young, even before I was a teenager. As far as I'm concerned, I am a writer - whether my writing's spoken or written in a blog, paper, book or printed on the side of a submarine.
I was a better writer when I was teaching. I was constantly going over the basics and constantly reminding myself, as I reminded my students, what made a good story, a good poem.
I was a little press writer when the National Endowment for the Arts came to my rescue and gave me an award. I couldn't buy a light bulb. Almost more than the money, the awards are important because they show that someone believes in you.
I believe that the writer should tell a story. I believe in plot. I believe in creating characters and suspense.
I don't think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different.
I wish podcasting was my only job - I have more fun doing that than I have doing absolutely anything else. But my job is that I'm a writer.
I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.
Steven Curtis Chapman
Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.
I'm not the sort of writer who can plan out things. Mostly I have no idea where I'm going.
I always wanted to be a writer.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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