A dozen Tips from the Top
“Just write your story, the one you know that you would like to read.” —Michael Connelly
“I write exclusively for the reader. I’m not interested in winning prizes or critical acclaim. I just want to give readers a few good days of entertainment.” —Lee Child
“Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.” —Daphne Du Maurier
“In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” —Stephen King
“I don’t get writer’s block because I don’t believe in it. I believe you sit in front of the computer and force your fingers to get something on the screen.” —Janet Evanovich
“The most important thing in writing is to have written. I can always fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank one.” —Nora Roberts
“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” —Anne Sexton
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” —G. K. Chesterton
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell
“Nothing but deadly determination enables me to ever write—it is rowing against wind and tide.”
—Harriet Beecher Stowe
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” —Jack London
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”Robert Frost
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