Planning To Write Is Not Writing

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.

E.L. Doctorow Quotes (Author of Ragtime). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12584.E_L_Doctorow

Words Have Music

I am telling you what I know—words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them.

E.L. Doctorow Quotes (Author of Ragtime). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12584.E_L_Doctorow

Writers Are Not Just People Who Sit Down And Write

Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.

E.L. Doctorow Quotes (Author of Ragtime). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12584.E_L_Doctorow

Good Writing Is Supposed To Evoke Sensation In The Reader

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.

E.L. Doctorow Quotes (Author of Ragtime). (2020). Retrieved 7 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12584.E_L_Doctorow