Wise Words – From people who know

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
    —Ernest Hemingway

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”
    —Ernest Hemingway

“Writing for me is a kind of compulsion, so I don’t think anyone could have made me do it, or prevented me from doing it.”

       J K Rowling

‘I write for the joy of the language and the form, and to pay the mortgage. I also write because life is fascinating, beautiful, and short. I want to record my experience, and my brief attempts at understanding it, for others, while I can.’

– Maggie Gee

 ‘Writing a novel should be like swimming, but it’s not; it’s like wading through wet sand, at night, in a storm, with no lantern to guide one’s steps and no lighthouse to warn of the submerged reefs and wrecks that lie ahead.’ 

 

–  John Banville

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