Writers on Writing

There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white. 

- Rebecca Solnit

I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide. 

- Harper Lee

You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually, you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. 

- Octavia E. Butler

Either write something worth reading or 

do something worth writing. 

- Benjamin Franklin

I don’t need an alarm clock. 

My ideas wake me.  

- Ray Bradbury

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. 

- Alice Walker

A word after a word after a word is power.

 - Margaret Atwood