Today is a public holiday (in the UK) and the sun is actually shining! It feels like a good time for a blog post with some light-hearted writing quotes. Writing isn't always easy. Well... I could replace "always" with "ever," and it might be a truer statement 😉. But it's also a lot of fun. I love my characters and I love figuring out the trouble they'll get themselves into.
Here are seven quotes about writing that make me smile and remind me to enjoy being a writer, even on days when the words are more of a struggle.
"There's that lovely thing for the first month or two of writing a new book: OK, I don't know what that character's going to do, but we'll find out later. After about three or four months you come to that bit where you've got to put some plot in before it's too late, and you have to go back and start inserting plot, and, ooh, I've left out the literature, OK, lets put some in."
-- Terry Pratchett
"It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book."
-- Douglas Adams
writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: House
burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1,500 easy words, so all in all it
was a pretty good day."
-- Neil Gaiman
"Distinguish between mystery and confusion. It is good to keep the reader guessing. It is bad to keep the reader confused."
-- Rick Riordan
"To be a writer is to be the very best of assassins. You do not sit down and write every day to force the Muse to show up. You get into the habit of writing every day so that when she shows up, you have the maximum chance of catching her, bashing her on the head..."
-- Lili St. Crow
"If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers." -- Doug Larson
funny thing about writing is that whether you're doing well or doing it poorly,
it looks the exact same. That's actually one of the main ways that writing is
different from ballet dancing." -- John Green Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you enjoyed the quotes!