Some of my Favorite Writing Quotes

Don’t be a writer, be writing-William Faulkner

Write what should not be forgotten-Isabel Allende

I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in-Robert Louis Stevenson

Fiction is the truth inside the lie-Stephen King

In writing, you must kill all your darlings-William Faulkner

Ideas aren’t magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down-Lynn Abbey

I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy-Nikki Giovanni

The love of words, the love of language makes the struggle worth it-Shirley Keran (local author that I interviewed about writing when I was 16 or 17 years, and I have remembered this quote every since.)


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