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It's the technique, I think, of writing a novel that is difficult for a nonfiction writer.
E. O. Wilson
Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
No... a novel is a long business. I'm a slow writer, even when I'm doing very well I write slowly.
I suppose sequels are inevitable for a writer of a certain age.
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
I would love to be a travel writer. I'd be so stoked.
By the time I was 7 or 8, I wanted to be a comedy writer.
For me, the glory of my first 25 years as a writer was I could put things off as long as I wanted.
I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.
I've always prided myself on my discipline as a writer. I do it like a job. I get up in the morning and go to my desk.
In the movies, the writer is just the servant, the employee.
I certainly want to continue to write in a way that's intimate. I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.
An aging writer has the not insignificant satisfaction of a shelf of books behind him that, as they wait for their ideal readers to discover them, will outlast him for a while.
The writer must face the fact that ordinary lives are what most people live most of the time, and that the novel as a narration of the fantastic and the adventurous is really an escapist plot; that aesthetically, the ordinary, the banal, is what you must deal with.
There's no reason you shouldn't, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly.
The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to their dream.
The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it's about us, it's about the reader.
Life can't defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death.
Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply.
Joyce Carol Oates
I feel incredibly successful. I make a living as a writer and am able to help support a big family, my church, my bleeding-heart causes.
Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.
Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken.
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist - a wonderful thing for a writer.
When I got recognized as a writer, when I got the Emmy, I was more excited than the Emmys I had gotten as an actor.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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