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My Favourite Quotes about Writing

I had said that I will do a post with this list, so here it is. 🙂

Most of these are post-its on my laptop desktop for inspiration purposes, for when I get round to actually writing something solid. I am really loving blogging right now, though and I hope to actually go somewhere with it, and keep at it for some time at least. On that note, I read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I LOVED it. It’s about a Nigerian immigrant in America, who blogs about race. Of course that’s an over-simplification of the theme and the storyline, but I’ll save more insights for the actual review. I felt like Ifemelu GOT me. I’ll be reviewing it when I can get out of my semi-sulky stupor and gather my thoughts enough to write a review. Till then, I hope you like my list.

1. “Write freely and as rapidly as possible. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.”

–Ray Bradbury

2, “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
–W. Somerset Maugham

3. “Write drunk and edit sober”

–Ernest Hemingway

4. “Writing is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

–E. L. Doctorow

5. Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  (This one is my FAVOURITE.)
–Anton Chekhov

These are advice type things rather than quotes about the profound satisfaction of writing or something like that, because I need this advice, especially because I hate my writing style and always delete. 🙁

Also, as a bonus, here’s a piece of advice that almost writer gives that a certain somebody <coughsinducough> absolutely refuses to follow because laziness. Maybe you’re a better person than me and you’ll actually do it. 😛


(hahahahahahahahaha. Good luck with that, Sindhu.)

Tell me if you liked any of my quotes, and also tell me your favourite ones. I like adding new ones to my list frequently. 😀

That’s all for now.



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