Every writer I know has trouble writing.
(May 01, 1923 - December 12, 1999)
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
(February 27, 1902 - December 20, 1968)
The good writer, the great writer, has what I have called the three S's: the power to see, to sense, and to say. That is, he is perceptive, he is feeling, and he has the power to express in language what he observes and reacts to.
Lawrence Clark Powell
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
(June 28, 1926 - )
The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.
(September 07, 1909 - September 28, 2003)
He said on the mound he didn't try to hit me,
“It is mysterious that the ambition should have come first - the wish to be a writer, to have that distinction, that fame - and that this ambition should have come long before I could think of anything to write about.”
V. S. Naipaul
(August 17, 1932 - )
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.