Archive for the ‘Writing Quotes’ Category

Elmore Leonard On Writing

February 21, 2013 3 comments

Elmore Leonard on writing: “I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”

Elmore Leonard

Chuck Palahniuk On Writing

December 3, 2012 4 comments

Chuck Palahniuk on writing: “It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model, where every connection has to be thoroughly explained. But in minimalism you just put one detail next to another detail and you allow the reader to decide what the relationship is.”

Chuck Palahniuk Writing

Ray Bradbury On Writing

June 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Ray Bradbury on writing: “My stories run up and bite me in the leg — I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.”

John Steinbeck On Writing

May 18, 2012 Leave a comment

John Steinbeck on writing: “Over the years I have written a great many stories and I still don’t know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances.”

Read the rest of this outstanding letter about the craft of writing at

Ernest Hemingway On Writing

December 4, 2011 1 comment

Ernest Hemingway on writing: “For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”

John D. MacDonald On Writing

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

John D. MacDonald on writing: “If you want to write, you write.”

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